Martin Glider

Built in 1908 by Canton native William H. Martin the Martin Glider was one of the first mono-wing designs in aviation. Its first flight was on January 12, 1909, during which it flew at a height of roughly 20 feet, with an air speed of 20 miles per hour. Because Martin’s wife Almina weighed less […]

Goodyear GA-22A “Drake”

Aircraft Background The Drake was designed and built by engineers at Goodyear Aircraft in the late 1940s and was completed in March of 1953. Goodyear used the prototype Drake for company business and demonstrations at many airports around the country, though the Drake remained based in Akron, Ohio for its entire career. The GA-22A was […]