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1931 Pitcairn PCA-2 Autogiro 'Miss Champion' - NC11609

In 1923, test pilot Lt. Gomez Spencer flew inventor Juan de la Cierva's Autogiro in Madrid, Spain, marking the first controlled flight of a rotary-wing aircraft. The Autogiro used large unpowered rotor blades to provide lift through autorotation, much like a maple tree “helicopter” seed as it spins to the ground.

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1930 Pietenpol Air Camper - N12937

The Pietenpol Air Camper is a two-place, tandem seat, open cockpit plans-built monoplane. A Ford Model A 4 cylinder engine converted for flight powers the aircraft.

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