Retired Navy Cmdr. Bob Coolbaugh, pilots his replica Ely-Curtiss Pusher aircraft on board Naval Station Norfolk.

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NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 12, 2010) Retired Navy Cmdr. Bob Coolbaugh, pilots his replica Ely-Curtiss Pusher aircraft on board Naval Station Norfolk, as part of a ceremony to commemorate 100 years of naval aviation.  The orginal Curtis Pusher flown by Eugene Ely took off from the light cruiser USS Birmingham on Nov. 14, 1910 marking the beginning of Naval Aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Richard J. Stevens/Released)

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 NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 12, 2010) Retired Navy Cmdr. Bob Coolbaugh, pilots his replica Ely-Curtiss Pusher aircraft on board Naval Station Norfolk, as part of a ceremony to commemorate 100 years of naval aviation. The orginal Curtis Pusher flown by Eugene Ely took off from the light cruiser USS Birmingham on Nov. 14, 1910 marking the beginning of Naval Aviation. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Richard J. Stevens/Released)