Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Centennial of Naval Aviation - Milestone from this day 100 years ago


Aviator Eugene B. Ely is seated in his Curtiss pusher biplane on board USS Pennsylvania (Armored Cruiser # 4), during preparations for his return flight to Tanforan field, San Francisco, California, 18 January 1911.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that Eugene Ely staged the first XO Movie Night aboard USS Pennsylvania in 1911. It was a Navy tradition that lasted for nearly 100 years. Captain Opie ended the tradition in 2010 aboard USS Enterprise.

Anonymous said...

Awesome.