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Canton's Pioneers in Flight by Kimberly A. Kenney

By Kimberly A. Kenney

Canton boasts a wealthy aviation history, achieving again to the earliest pioneers of flight. neighborhood resident Frank S. Lahm based the Aero membership of Ohio right here and his son Frank P. Lahm labored with the Wright brothers on a few of their earliest try flights. William Martin's monoplane, the 1st single-wing aircraft on the planet, used to be invented right here. different Canton firsts contain Martin's spouse Almina, the world's first lady aircraft pilot; Bernetta Miller, one of many first girls to earn a pilot's license; and Louise Timken, the 1st lady to possess and function a personal jet. The Timken corporation constructed a metal alloy right here that allowed planes to fly at greater altitudes.

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