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Almina P. MartinFew people know that the original Monoplane or heavier than air flying machine was invented by William H. Martin in Canton, Ohio in 1886 when he created the prototype for his monoplane which was later flown by the Martins in 1909. William H. Martin's grandson, William H. (Bill) Martin II is responsible for bringing his grandfather's story to the public. It is Bill's wish that his grandfather get the recognition deserved as being one of the leading pioneers in the history of aviation. This web site tells the Martin story.

Material on this web site was edited by Bill Martin and Linda Hamilton.

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If you have any questions about William H. Martin's 1886 Monoplane, or the content on this web site, please contact Kay Martin, daughter of Bill Martin.