A dream takes flight

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In July of 1930, Floyd Snow flew his self built monoplane for the first time in Panaca, Nevada. This aircraft featured a 50 HP Gnome Rotary Engine as its powerplant. Construction was simple metal and wood with doped canvas. Aviation resources were limited in Panaca in the 1930’s requiring Floyd to be creative with his manufacturing techniques and limited supplies. Unfortunately the aircraft only saw one flight as it was damaged during a taxi run; however this experience validated Floyd’s entry into aviation. He soon moved to Southern California to begin his journey in the booming prewar aviation industry.

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