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The first Pitcairn PCA-2 flying up the Hudson River along Manhattan during a certification flight in 1930.


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background is the PCA-2's predecessor the Pitcairn PCA-1B and the then under construction George Washington Bridge.


Inset: The first Pitcairn PCA-2 (front) flying past the Statue of Liberty during a certification flight in 1930. Accompanying the PCA-2 is the Pitcairn PCA-1B (rear), both aircraft were indirect control Autogiros as evident by the airplane like wings extending from the sides of the fuselage.


Photos: Courtesy of Dr. Bruce H. Charnov, Hofstra University 2003 "From Autogiro to Giroplane" Conference


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