A Project of the Coast Guard Aviation Association

Curtiss Model F Flying Boat (1915)

When Lieutenants Stone and Hall first participated in flights to prove the value of the airplane to the Coast Guard they did so at the Curtis Flying School at Hampton Roads Virginia. A Curtis MF Flying Boat was utilized It was not a Coast Guard aircraft. Neither Stone nor Hall was an aviator at the time. The Curtiss MF Flying Boat is listed to provide historical sequence.