Earle Ovington Flying a Bleriot Monoplane, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1911

Summary

Earle Ovington (1879-1936) is remembered for piloting the first air mail flight operated by the United States Post Office Department. But Ovington's career went well beyond that September 1911 promotional flight. He was a talented airplane racer and an accomplished demonstration pilot in the pre-World War I "birdmen" era. Ovington is seen here flying his Bleriot monoplane Dragonfly.

Earle Ovington (1879-1936) is remembered for piloting the first air mail flight operated by the United States Post Office Department. But Ovington's career went well beyond that September 1911 promotional flight. He was a talented airplane racer and an accomplished demonstration pilot in the pre-World War I "birdmen" era. Ovington is seen here flying his Bleriot monoplane Dragonfly.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1911

Collection Title

Aeronautics Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

84.1.1629.187

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 in

Width: 4 in

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