A. Roy Knabenshue

A. Roy Knabenshue

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Augustus Roy Knabenshue was an American aeronautical engineer and aviator. Augustus Roy Knabenshue was born on July 15, 1875 in Lancaster, Ohio. He used the name A. Roy Knabenshue. He was the first to make a dirigible flight over New York in 1905. This took place one year after his ground-breaking lighter-than-air powered flight at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, where he flew T. S. Baldwin's California Arrow powered dirigible to a height of 2000 feet, returning to land at his takeoff point. After several years of barnstorming and working as the general manager of the Wright Exhibition Team for the Wright Company, he went west and built a thirteen-passenger airship in Pasadena, California for passenger flights. From 1933 to 1944 he worked for the National Park Service and then worked for a Los Angeles, California firm reconditioning used aircraft.In 1958 he had a stroke, and then had a second stroke at his trailer park home in Arcadia, California on February 21, 1960show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135694383
  • 9786135694383