New England “Firsts”

  1. First Balloon Ascension In Massachusetts – 1821
  2. First Balloon Constructed In Maine – 1889
  3. Boston Kite Flying Experiments – 1890s
  4. Ballooning For Lost Sounds – 1894
  5. Almenia Rice And her Human-Lifting Kite – 1902
  6. A New Kind Of Balloon Race – 1908 
  7. Two Connecticut Men Invent A Glider – 1909
  8. Massachusetts Volunteer Balloon Corps – 1909
  9. Aerial Lodge No 1, A.F. & A.M. – 1909
  10. Joe Seymour – First Aeroplane Flight In New England? – 1910
  11. First Airplane Built In Norwich, Conn. – 1910
  12. First Airplane Built In Vermont – 1910
  13. First Airplane Flight In Vermont – 1910
  14. Herring – Burgess Flying Fish Aeroplane – 1910
  15. The Zodiac Dirigible Airship Company – 1910
  16. First Airplane Trip Across Long Island Sound – 1910  
  17. Caledonia County Fair Airplane Ad – 1910
  18. Connecticut Aero Club – 1910
  19. Early Aviation At Newburyport, Massachusetts
  20. Earl L. Ovington – Early New England Aviator  
  21. Harvard University Aeronautical Society
  22. Harvard-Boston Aero Meet – 1910
  23. Harry N. Atwood Cross Country Flight records – 1911
  24. Bridgeport’s Aerodrome – 1911
  25. First Airplane To Be Insured In Connecticut – 1911
  26. First Passenger Flights In Vermont – 1911
  27. First Woman To Fly An Airplane In Rhode Island – 1912
  28. First Woman To Fly An Airplane In New England – 1912
  29. First Aircraft Used In Sea Rescue – 1914
  30. First U. S. Navy Airship – 1915
  31. First Hydroplane Manufactured In Rhode Island – 1915
  32. First U. S. Navy Dirigible – 1916
  33. Alaska & New England First To Get Air Mail – 1916
  34. First Public Air Trips In Vermont – 1919
  35. Early Burlington Vermont Airport Articles – 1920s
  36. Charlie & Charlie Aviation Company – 1920
  37. Connecticut Passenger Seaplane Service – 1921
  38. Arthur Gould’s Vision Of The Future – 1926
  39. First “Air Wedding” In Vermont – 1927
  40. Airplanes Used To Feed Birds – 1931
  41. A Most Unusual Air Battle Over Boston – 1936
  42. Joseph A. Zinno And “The Olympian” – 1976
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