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The Navy's First Aircraft Carrier

Eugene Ely takes his Curtiss pusher airplane off from the deck of USS Birmingham on 14 November 1910.  It was the First airplane takeoff from a warship. He flew for two miles before landing on a Willoughby Spit beach.  It was a big success and so they decided to continue experiment. But this time, a plane had to land on a ship.  It happens on 18 January 1911, Eugene Ely lands with the same plane on USS Pennsylvania, making this first landing on a warship in history and a historical event. 

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