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First Wisconsin flight celebrated in Beloit

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Steve Benton
November 4, 2009
— Beloit industrialist Arthur P. Warner flew his Glenn Curtiss "Pusher" on November 4th, 1909 on the grounds of the Morgan farm northeast of Beloit. Wednesday, officials from the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, and others, began several days of celebration on the site of that flight. A state historic marker, commemorating the flight, was rededicated, and ultralight pilot, Bob Bauer, re-enacted the flight.

To emphasize the importance of the occasion, two Wisconsin National Guard F-16 jets made a "flyover" during the morning's events.


Wednesday night, a 1/4 scale model of the Curtiss A.P. Warner flew, was scheduled to be dedicated at the Beloit Historical Society.


The historic event will also be commemorated at Beloit College Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. Dr. Tom Crouch is the Senior Curator at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum will give a special address.



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