“A Glorious Bellanca”

Giuseppe Mario Bellanca was an Italian-American airplane designer and builder who created the first enclosed-cabin monoplane in the United States in 1922. Missed opportunity with Lindbergh – In late 1926, an enterprising Charles Lindbergh had convinced sponsors to back him on an attempt to win the $25,000 Orteig Prize for a non-stop transatlantic flight. He Read More …