100th Anniversary of Count Gianni Caproni

September 12, 1986 – August 10, 1987

National Air and Space Museum
Independence Avenue and 6th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Early Flight, Gallery 107, 1st Floor, West Wing Floor Plan

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.