‘I know he flew:’ Replica of Gustave Whitehead’s aircraft to be displayed in Stratford – CTPost

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1of23A photographgraph by Morgan Kaolian of Andy Kosch flying his Gustave White…….

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A photographgraph by Morgan Kaolian of Andy Kosch flying his Gustave Whitehead plane at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford in 1986

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Actor Cliff Robertson alerts success after he look at-piloted A copy of an airplane difficult the Wright brothers’ standing As a Outcome of the primary to fly on Friday morning, July 11, 1986 in a tetright hered look at flight at Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, Conn. The plane, Inside the look at flight, rose off the trailer wright hereas being towed. Its builders Want to show that Gustave Whitehead a Connecticut Aby way oftion pioneer, flew in 1901. (AP Photo/Peter Hvizdak)

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Aby way oftion pioneer Gustave Whitehead Collectively with his No. 21 flyer That is beleived to have made The primary manned flight in Fairfield in 1901.

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Andy Kosch stands subsequent to his duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane, presently on current On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021. The working duplicate, which Kosch flew in 1986, is a recreation of aby way oftion pioneer Gustave Whitehead’s 1901 airplane, which some credit rating for being The primary powered plane to take flight.

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Andy Kosch stands subsequent to his duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane, presently on current On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021. The working duplicate, which Kosch flew in 1986, is a recreation of aby way oftion pioneer Gustave Whitehead’s 1901 airplane, which some credit rating for being The primary powered plane to take flight.

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A duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane is presently on current On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021.

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Andy Kosch holds a photographgraph of himself flying his working duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane in 1986, seen right here all by way of an interview On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021. The duplicate is presently on current On the museum.

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Andy Kosch holds A duplicate of a basic photographgraph of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” all by way of an interview On the On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021. Kocsch’s duplicate of the airplane is presently on current On the museum.

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A duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane is presently on current On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021.

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The Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021

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A duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane is presently on current On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021.

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A duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane is presently on current On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021.

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A duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane is presently on current On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021.

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A duplicate of Gustave Whitehead’s “No. 21” airplane is presently on current On the Connecticut Air and Space Museum, in Stratford, Conn. Aug. 3, 2021.

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STRATFORD — Andy Kosch is on a mission.

The Fairfield resident and retired science teacher has spent almost 4 many years of his life making an try to show that Connecticut’s Gustave Whitehead achieved manned flight in 1901, two years earlier than the Wright brothers’ famously did in North Carolina.

And on the One hundred and twentieth anniversary of Whitehead’s alleged achievement, A copy Kosch constructed of the German immigrant’s No. 21 “Condor” plane Shall be on current Aug. 14 and Aug. 15 On the Connecticut Air and Space Center at Sikorsky Airport in Stratford.

Kosch said he first turned Considering about Whitehead after a lecture On the Fairfield Historic previous Museum.