1918 CURTISS JN4D "JENNY"
the Jenny fly - Test Flight Video July 5, 2009
for upcoming PBS documentary featuring the Curtiss Jenny
|The Curtiss JN4D was designed during
World War I as a primary pilot trainer. The majority of
American pilots going off to fight, learned to fly in a Curtiss
JN4D. The name "Jenny" was adapted by pilots from
the Curtiss "JN" model number. Due to its
popularity and quantity produced the Jenny became the aircraft of
Choice for American pilots returning home from war, these pilots
purchased the aircraft as surplus from the military and used them
to earn a living; the Barnstormer was born. Not too many of the
Jennys survived past the 1920s due to neglect and new regulations.
The museum's Curtiss JN4D had not been flown since the
1920s. The restoration is to original condition. The
paint scheme represents famous barnstormer and Hollywood pilot
Earl S. Daugherty of Long Beach, California.
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