In 1927, inspired by Lindbergh's flight, 16-year-old William F. Milliken began designing an airplane that evolved into a parasol monoplane with a motorcycle engine.

Finally, in 1933, Milliken took the M-1 to Old Orchard Beach for tests. It flew, but landing took three attempts ending when the M-1 flipped over on its back. Encouraged by this flight, he went on to a long aeronautical and automotive career.

Specifications: Span 25 ft., length 16 ft. 10 in., engine 27 hp.

Heath-Henderson water-cooled in-line four-cylinders (modified Henderson motorcycle engine).

Accession no. 1978G03

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