AKA Harry Depew Copland
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BY HAROLD E. MOREHOUSE
Shortly after this his parents moved to Detroit, Michigan, where Copland assisted Herbert Buchbinder in building a Curtiss-type pusher bipand equipped with a 30-40 H.P. maximotor engine. There on August 25th, 1911 Copland made his first straightaway hop with this machine on the Ferry Farm near what is now the intersection of Grand River Avenue and West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. He continued his practice and succeeded in learning to fly. In September, 1911 he qualified for the Aeronautical Society Flying Certificate when he made a brief flight with his plane in a field near the Continental Motors Corporation plane in East Detroit. During this period Copland was also interested in wireless telegraphy and operated an amateur station.
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