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Where in Miami did Fisher and Curtiss open a flying school in 1916?

Curtiss flyng field

(Curtiss Aviation School Field. 1916. Credit: HistoryMiami, x-1539-1)

When World War I began in 1914, it ushered in a new era of warfare weapons. One such weapon was the airplane; it could be used for offensive and defensive maneuvers, as well as surveillance. Aviator Glenn Curtiss saw a need to train pilots for the United States’ eventual entrance into the war. He teamed up with Miami Beach developer Carl Fisher and opened a school in 1916; however, the school did not remain open for long, among other reasons because the nearby residents were not happy about the constant disturbances.

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