Glenn Curtiss the engineer had a little skirmish with himself. He loved building motorcycles but he thought the future was in aviation. Even though the Wright brothers were the first to fly, Glenn Curtiss was the first to have a successful controlled flight of 1017 ft. Also the Wright Brothers kept their work a secret, but Glenn Curtiss made declarations of his flights, and gave presentations at congresses of engineering.
He was also the first to fly from New York to Albany and demonstrated the usefulness of aviation in travel. He was also the first delegate of aviation to demonstrate aerial bombing to the Army and Navy representatives. He also created the first flying boat, and his Curtiss NC-4 Flying Boat was the first aircraft to successfully cross the Atlantic ocean.
Glenn Curtiss had a strategic mind, which made him a great engineer and a pioneer of aviation.