When Hugh Robinson met Glenn Curtiss, it was more than just a chance meeting. It was the beginning of a friendship and partnership that had a lasting impact on early aviation. Curtiss was the visionary and Robinson was the engineer who brought Curtiss’ vision to life. The innovations and advancements made by these two men were consequential and lasting.
In addition to their contributions to aviation, both men contributed to the development of South Florida as well. Curtiss was a very wealthy man when he arrived in South Florida and co-founded the cities of Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opa Locka. Robinson joined Curtiss the in the creation and development of the city of Opa Locka.
Tune into this week’s podcast episode to hear the story of pioneer aviator Hugh Robinson and his fascinating partnership with Glenn Curtiss. You can read more about Robinson and his partnership with Curtiss in Dr. George L. Vergara’s book “Hugh Robinson – Pioneer Aviator”.
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- Book: “Hugh Robinson – Pioneer Aviator”, by Dr. George L. Vergara
- Cover: Curtiss planes in Hialeah. Courtesy of Dr. George L. Vergara.
- Figure 1: Cover of book “Hugh Robinson – Pioneer Aviator”. Courtesy of Dr. George L. Vergara.