Learned to fly from the Wright Brothers in 1911 and received FAI pilot’s certificate No. 156.
Designed the Mayo-Vought simplex aircraft in 1914 which was used by the British as a World War I training plane.
Joined the Wright Company of Dayton in 1916 for a short time as Chief Engineer where he produced the famous Model V Wright Flyer.
Perfected his design for a standardized military training plane and created the VE-7 which the War Department enthusiastically supported. The Vought VE-7 fitted with an arresting hook made naval history in 1922 when it was used on the refitted USS Langley aircraft carrier.
Created the Vought UO-1, the Navy’s first catapult launched aircraft.
More than 15,000 military aircraft were built bearing the Vought name, including the 026 Corsair of 1928, the F4U Bentwing Corsair of World War II, the F-8 Crusader, and A-7 Corsair II aircraft.