Holden C. Richardson
Holden Chester Richardson was an aero inventor and later a test pilot. He may have been a co-founder of the Richardson Aeroplane Company.
From en.wp: "Richardson attended the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1901. Among his classmates were fellow naval engineers Julius A. Furer and George C. Westervelt and future Chief of Naval Operations Ernest J. King. Richardson learned to fly from Glenn Curtiss in 1913, and he was designated Naval Aviator number 13. He was the Navy's first engineering test pilot and helped develop the first Navy-built seaplane, pontoons and hulls that overcame water suction, and a catapult to launch aircraft. As a member of the Navy Construction Corps, Richardson helped to design the hull of the Curtiss NC flying boats. On October 4, 1918, he performed the crucial test flight of NC-1, the first of these seaplanes, from Jamaica Bay. He then took the plane, with a full crew, for a shakedown flight to the Washington Navy Yard for inspection by Navy leadership."
He may have been a founder of the Richardson Aeroplane Company which may also have worked in or near the Washington Navy Yard.
There are references to HC Richardson and, unrelatedly, a Richardson Aeroplane Co at http://aerofiles.com/_ra.html
Patents whose inventor or applicant is Holden C. Richardson or Holden Chester Richardson
- Patent US-1916-1213453 (English title: Float for aeroplanes, Filing date: 1916-02-21)
Publications by or about Holden C. Richardson or Holden Chester Richardson
- Richardson, 1913, The behavior of an aeroplane in a steady wind (Simple title: The behavior of an aeroplane in a steady wind, Journal: Flying)
- Richardson, 1916, Aeronautics in relation to naval architecture (Simple title: Aeronautics in relation to naval architecture, Journal: Aerial Age)
- Richardson, 1917, Requirements of airplane floats (Simple title: Requirements of airplane floats, Journal: Aviation and Aeronautical Engineering)
|Names||Holden Chester Richardson|
|Occupations||military officer, pilot|
|Affiliations||US Navy, Richardson Aeroplane Company|