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(Albin) A. K. Longren

(1882 - 1950)

  • In 1911 made the first successful flight of a Kansas built airplane, Topeka I
  • Popular barnstormer across Midwest
  • Known as the “Birdman”
  • Hoped to create an airplane that would replace the automobile
  • Worked as a consultant for other aircraft manufacturers

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