Launching Ideas ... Recovering History
The A-1 Curtis Triad Pusher Prop, the first Naval Aircraft, has been replicated in great detail by the Patuxent River Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association. It now resides at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. The Museum thanks the Patuxent River Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Chapter 478, for the most generous contribution to the museum's exhibits. When the new museum building (see picture below) is constructed, this exhibit will hang from the ceiling in such fashion that it may be visible to traffic approaching the Naval Air Station. (Photo above courtesy of Bernie Wunder of the EAA).
Patuxent River Naval Air MuseumAssociation President Ed Forsman accepts the "Key to The A-1" from Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 478 President Jeffrey Test at a ceremony held on 18 October 2011 at the Museum. EAA member Tom Weiss gave a gripping overview of how the EAA constructed the A-1 replica.