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Curtiss Wright Dehmel Flight Trainer

Curtiss Wright Dehmel Flight Trainer

Curtiss Wright Dehmel Flight Trainer license plate
Curtiss Wright Dehmel Flight Trainer instrumentation

The world’s first electronic flight simulator built by legendary Curtiss-Wright Corporation.
According to the website about him, Richard Dehmel, Ph.D. (1904-1992) Curtiss-Wright Corp., Caldwell, inventor of the Dehmel Flight Trainer/Simulator, was granted U.S. patent No. 2,494,508 for “Means for Aircraft Flight Training” on Jan. 10, 1950. The invention was the first to solve the equations of flight and have the controls and instruments of the trainer respond as an accurate equivalent of a real airplane. Dehmel spent much time building a multi-talented team to accelerate the design and production of this critical tool for use during the latter half of World War II.

   
 
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