Bob Coolbaugh pilots a replica of a Curtiss-Ely Pusher Biplane on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (

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NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2010) Retired Navy Cmdr. Bob Coolbaugh pilots a replica of a Curtiss-Ely Pusher Biplane on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The original aircraft was flown off the deck of the light cruiser USS Birmingham by Eugene Ely on Nov. 14, 1910 to launch naval aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall/Released)

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 NORFOLK (Nov. 15, 2010) Retired Navy Cmdr. Bob Coolbaugh pilots a replica of a Curtiss-Ely Pusher Biplane on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The original aircraft was flown off the deck of the light cruiser USS Birmingham by Eugene Ely on Nov. 14, 1910 to launch naval aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall/Released)