In 1911 Clyde V. Cessna, a farmer, repeatedly flew and crashed a Blériot monoplane that he rebuilt and modified so many times it became first Cessna aircraft. Built two more aircraft at Jones Motor Car plant, 1916-1917; then returned to farming until invited to head Travel Air, 1925. Formed own aircraft manufacturing firm 1927.
|Names||Clyde V. Cessna, Cessna|
|Key people||Clyde V. Cessna|