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The Collection: People: Unidentified passenger

« Philip O. Parmalee |   Person 24 of 32   | Unidentified Wright pilot »
Postcard of Wright transitional aircraft.Postcard of Wright transitional aircraft in flight.Postcard of Count Jacques de Lesseps and women passengers aboard a Bleriot aircraft.
Preparing to launch a Model B, two men stand ready to pull the propellers through, two hold the tail boom, Coffyn stands at the front, tending to the engine, and one is seated on board.Model B just before launch. The propellers spinning, four men hold the tail boom, Coffyn and passenger aboard.Model B taking off, with three men in view, having just let go of the tail boom.
Unidentified Wright aviator with passenger aboard early Wright Model B. Note: Image is printed backwards.Frank Coffyn and passenger aboard Wright Model B.
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Many of the exhibition team pilots took passengers up for rides. Often they were members of the press, either writers or photographers, or local dignitaries and supporters of the exhibition, or even fellow pilots. In several of the photographs, though, it is impossible to tell who is flying alongside the pilot.

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