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A portrait of Albin K. Longren, who in 1911, constructed and flew his first pusher-type biplane, dubbed the Topeka I. That flight earned him the distinction of being the first to manufacture within Kansas a successfully-flown aircraft. This was the beginning of a lifelong career in aviation for Longren. As an aviator, he barnstormed throughout the Midwest, making a total of 1,372 exhibition flights from 1911 - 1914 without a major mishap. Longren channeled his income from barnstorming into his more serious interest of aircraft design and construction in his Topeka factory.

Date: Between 1910 and 1915

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When discussing Kansas Aviation Albin Longren should be noted for being the first person to manufacture a successfully flown aircraft in Kansas.


Item Number: 219141
Call Number: Longren, Albin *1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219141

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