|Harold Dewolf Kantner|
February 23, 1886|
|Died||December 11, 1973(aged 87)|
|Children||Richard D Kantner|
Harold Dewolf Kantner (February 23, 1886 – December 11, 1973) was a pioneer aviator.
He was born on February 23, 1886 in Meadville, Pennsylvania. He attended the John Bevins Moisant aviation school and was taught to fly by Andre Haupert. Kantner built a Bleriot monoplane with a 50 horsepower Gnome engine in which he soloed on June 30, 1911 and was given Fédération Aéronautique Internationale certificate number 65 on October 14, 1911 in Mineola, New York. He was instructor at the Yale group in Buffalo, New York. After World War I he worked as designer and test pilot for Continental motors, Aeromarine, Fairchild and Convair. He retired from Convair in 1961. He died on December 11, 1973.
- Kantner at Flickr Commons via San Diego Air and Space Museum
- "Harold D. Kantner". Early Aviators. http://earlyaviators.com/ekantner.htm. Retrieved 2009-09-21.
- "New Air Pilot Gets a License". New York Times. October 15, 1911. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=980DE5D91539E632A25756C1A9669D946096D6CF. Retrieved 2009-09-22. "Harold Kantner of Meadville, Penn., obtained his pilot's license this afternoon from the aero representatives, flying in a fifty horse power Moisant monoplane. Darkness, shutting down upon Mortimer Bates of Manhattan, who went up afterward in a machine of the same type, thirty-five horse power, prevented his getting a license to-day."
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