Rehabilitation of Langley Aerodrome Finished
The rehabilitation of the Langley aerodrome at the Curtiss aeroplane factory is completed, and the aerodrome is successfully launched with Glenn H. Curtiss piloting the craft. Secretary Walcott provides a controversial statement that the tests thus far have shown that the late Secretary Langley had succeeded in building the first aeroplane capable of sustained free flight with a man.
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
May 28, 1914