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In 1911 Clyde V. Cessna, a farmer, repeatedly flew and crashed a Blériot monoplane that he rebuilt and modified so many times it became first Cessna aircraft. Built two more aircraft at Jones Motor Car plant, 1916-1917; then returned to farming until invited to head Travel Air, 1925. Formed own aircraft manufacturing firm 1927.


Names Clyde V. Cessna, Cessna
Country US
City Wichita, KS
Started aero 1911
Ended aero 1917
Key people Clyde V. Cessna
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