The Aircrew College Detachment Training Program provided a solution to the huge number of applicants for the U.S. Army Air Forces, while providing future officers with important academic training. Both the University at Buffalo and Canisius College hosted some of these future flyboys.
The onset of the First World War brought Glenn Curtiss’ quest to send an aircraft across the Atlantic to a temporary halt. But it also brought incredible changes to his small-town aeroplane and motor business.
From the turn-of-the-century Aero Club through Curtiss-Wright warplanes and Bell helicopters to news of a new museum in Niagara Falls.
The Buffalo Pitts Company's thresher made its mark in agricultural history right behind McCormick's reaper. Little known, though, was the company's pioneering aeronautical efforts that anticipated flight patterns to come.
Larry Bell broke the mold – and the sound barrier – with his innovative developments in flight.
John Knox MacArthur shot down six enemy planes and won the Distinguished Service Cross fighting in the skies above France. Remember the daring ace from Buffalo that met his demise in the Great War.
Follow Fink's journey from a medieval Norman farmhouse to the nightlife of occupied Paris and his final trek by foot over the Pyrenees Mountains to freedom.
During World War II, Western New York sent thousands of aircraft to the Allies through Lend-Lease. The recent return of one of them provides an opportunity to explore the larger significance of that contribution.