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Anthony Fokker

  • Built his open monoplane and earned his pilot certificate in 1910.
  • Established Fokker Aeroplane in 1912 in Germany where he trained pilots and built planes for individuals and the German army.
  • Perfected a synchronized machine gun firing between propeller blades during World War I
  • Designed monoplanes, biplanes and triplanes during the First World War. After the war, he formed an airplane company in Holland and his first airliner was used on KLM’s route to England in 1920.
  • His T-2 monoplane made the first nonstop flight across the U.S.
  • Formed the Atlantic Aircraft Corporation in the U.S. and introduced the Fokker Trimotor, which made the first flight over the North Pole.
  • Set numerous air records through his trimotors and helped develop U.S. airlines.

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