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Early New York Aviation Engineer- Manufacturer
Howard Huntington was born at Flushing, New York, December 13[[crossed-out]]th[[/crossed-out]], 1885. He attended local grade and [[crossed-out]]H[[/crossed-out]]igh [[crossed-out]]S[[/crossed-out]]chools, then graduated from New York University in 1909 with a B.A. degree.
While in college he became interested in aviation and built and flew hang-type gliders prior to 1908. In 1908-1909 he [[crossed-out]]was associated[[/crossed-out]] assisted with the construction of the airplanes produced by the Aerial Experiment Association at Hammondsport, New York. [[crossed-out]]between semesters in college, where he assisted in the design and construction of the Association’s first planes.[[/crossed-out]]
In 1910 he opened his own shop at Mineola, Long Island, New York, to build planes and to bring out a line of accessories for the plane builder. On January 31, 1910, he became a member of the Aero Club of America.
During 1910-1920 he built two experimental planes, the [[crossed-out]]last[[/crossed-out]] second one being a novel arched- wing [[crossed-out]]autostable[[/crossed-out]] high wing monoplane, called the “Gull”. This plane was powered by a 6-cylinder, 75 [[crossed-out]]H.P.[[/crossed-out]] Roberts engine and was flown at Hempstead, Long Island, in the spring of 1913. 
[[crossed-out]]Continuing his personal undertaking, [[/crossed-out]] Huntington started working on a military type tractor biplane in 1914, then on January 7[[crossed-out]]th[[/crossed-out]], 1915, organized Huntington Aircraft, Incorporated, with an office in New York and factory at Garden City, Long Island. [[crossed-out]]New York.[[/crossed-out]] The new biplane was first flown on March 11[[crossed-out]]th[[/crossed-out]], 1915, by Early
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