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Flight Training School Simulator

Front left view of a student using a Tonneau d'apprentissage at the École de Pilotage "Antoinette" [Antoinette Piloting School] at Mourmelon-le-Grande, France. This is the earliest known (to National Air and Space Museum Archives) aircraft flight training simulator to be photographed.

Mourmelon-le-Grande, France, circa 1911.

Source: M. Branger Photo-Presse, 5 Rue Cambon, Paris, no photo number; via Library of Congress, Box 88, L'Aerophile Collection.

Further Reading:

Cameron, Rebecca Hancock.
Training to fly : military flight training, 1907-1945. Washington, DC : Air Force History and Museums Programs, 1999.
667 p.
LC CALL NUMBER: UG638 .C35 1999

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