Originally building the Jenny Curtis for use in WWI for the US Army Air Corp, it probably amused Glenn Curtis that most Americans would see his plane would become famous after the war. Hundreds of Army trained aviators caught the flying bug. But planes were expensive....except the Jennys which came back from the war..there were thousand for sale, cheap. And that started the barnstorming craze which reached its pinnacle with the Jenny Flying Circus.
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Our Curtiss Jenny Flying ace is exquisitely made fir, plywood, cotton and metal, somewhat similar to the original materials. It measures 20.1 x 31.5 x 7.1 inch (51.1 x 80 x 18cm) and weighs 3.09 lbs (1.4kg).
You can see Curtiss Jenny Flying Circus and other Curtis Jenny aircraft at:
- The Curtiss Museum
- The Kentucky Aviation Museum
- Golden Age Air Museum
- Sonoma Valley Airport
- Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum
- Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum
- Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
- Owls Head Transportation Museum
- Frontiers of Flight Museum
- Vintage Aviation Historical Museum
- Canada Aviation and Space Museum
- Museum of Science and Industry
- Army Aviation Museum
- USAF Museum
- National Museum of Naval Aviation
- EAA Museum
- Virginia Aviation Museum