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100th Anniversary of Count Gianni Caproni

September 12, 1986 – August 10, 1987

Museum: Air and Space Museum

Location: Early Flight, Gallery 107, 1st Floor, West Wing

The exhibition commemorates the birth of this leader in Italian aviation, who designed Italy's1st successful aircraft. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a 1911 wood-and-fabric monoplane, the Caproni CA-9, a plane used in Italy for passenger and military transport. Also on view are historic photographs of the Caproni aviation school, now the center for flight instruction in Italy; memorabilia and medals awarded to Caproni craft at air meets and shows; and models and drawings.