When Lincoln Avionics and its founder John McAvoy set out to build the first jetliner in a century in 1910, they knew it would be a challenge.
They knew it wouldn’t be easy.
But as McAvoys first prototype plane took off in June 1911, it made a huge splash, breaking the aviation world’s record for a single plane by more than a quarter-century.
As the plane soared over the Atlantic Ocean and reached speeds of Mach 2.2, the world saw the aviator for the first time.
It was an achievement that changed the course of aviation history.
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It was the summer of 1912 when McAvoids father, Thomas McAvoid, decided he wanted to fly.
He enlisted in the US Army and was assigned to a military training unit at Fort Drum in New York City.
He soon found himself in the aviation trenches, as he was eventually assigned to the US Navy’s Atlantic Squadron, a unit tasked with conducting aerial bombing missions.
In his early days with the squadron, McAvooys father would often fly on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Essex, which he later renamed the USS Lincoln.
After returning to New York in 1913, Mc Avoids father became involved with aviation’s nascent avionics industry.
He was hired by McAvoys father’s company, Lincoln Aviation, to design and build a flying car that would use the Lincoln aviator’s patented flying system.
The car was a simple design, but it was the success of the car that made it so special.
The Lincoln Avionic, as it was called, was a prototype for what was then called a “pilotless aircraft” that would soon become the most successful and versatile aircraft ever made.
The first Lincoln Avisoni, designed and built by Lincoln Aviation in 1913.
McAvoid would go on to become an important figure in aviation history, working on some of the most iconic aircraft in history, including the first transatlantic passenger liner, the Lincoln A-10 Thunderbolt, as well as the first flight of the Lockheed Electra jet, which would eventually be used in the first Gulf War.
Today, Lincoln Aviar has been an icon of aviation for over half a century.
In addition to being the largest avionics company in the world, it also employs over 50,000 people and employs more than 150,000 worldwide.
Lincoln Aviation is an American company with offices in New Jersey and Maryland, and is based in North Carolina.
Its main customers include the US Air Force, the US Marines, the Air Force Reserve, and the US Department of Defense.