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The first powered aircraft built by the AEA was called the Red Wing, after the color of its silk fabric wings. Lt. Thomas Seldfridge of the U.S. Army designed it, and Casey Baldwin piloted it on its first flight of 319 feet. It was powered by a 40-hp Curtiss V-8 engine.

Credits - © 2001 National Air and Space Museum,
Smithsonian Institution (SI Neg. No. 87-9042)