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Harold F. Pitcairn

Posted:January, 21 2015

Great Uncle
(1897-1960)Harold F. Pitcairn, the youngest son of John and Gertrude Pitcairn, was an American aviation inventor and pioneer. He developed the autogiro and founded the Autogiro Company of America. He invented many patents relating to rotary wing aircraft.He developed the Pitcairn Mailwing and founded Pitcairn Aviation (later to become Eastern Airlines). He was awarded the Collier Trophy in 1930 for development of the autogiro.

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