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Cessna, Clyde Vernon (Clyde)

Born: 1879 AD
Died: 1954 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Manufacturers


1879 - Clyde Vernon Cessna was born in Hawthorne, Iowa on the 5th of December.

1911 - He set out to build his first airplane, an airplane he named "silverwing".

1912-1915 - Cessna developed several new monoplanes, all powered by a 6 cylinder Anzani Radial with 40-60 hp.

1916-1917 - Clyde acquired a vacant building to begin building a new aircraft for the aviation exhibition season.

1927 - On the 7th of September, the Cessna Aircraft Corporation officially became incorporated.

1927 - Cessna struggled to design and build an efficient monoplane.

1954 - Clyde Vernon Cessna died on the 20th of November at the age of 74.


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