Aerial Experiment Association

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The Aerial Experiment Association was a group of engineers working collaboratively to design and make airplanes.

The group formed at the Nova Scotia laboratory of Alexander Graham Bell. Bell had developed a series of kites and wanted to equip them (or redesign them) with mechanical propulsion. To this end he consulted with Frederick Walker "Casey" Baldwin, John Alexander Douglas McCurdy about the structure, and with Glenn Curtiss about the engine. Lietenant Thomas Selfridge jointed them.[1]

In 1908 the AEA created the airplanes: Red Wing, White Wing, and June Bug.

Organization names Aerial Experiment Association; Aërial Experiment Association
Entity type
Country CA
Affiliated with
Scope North American
Started aero 1908
Ended aero
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  1. Zahm, 1911, Aerial Navigation, pp. 264–265.