Experimental tandem-wing aircraft

Experimental tandem-wing aircraft made by aviation pioneer, John Joseph Montgomery (1858-1911). The location is the Leonard Ranch on the bluffs of what is now the Seascape area. Montgomery first tested model airplanes and later a 24-foot glider. Many test flights took off from the railroad trestle at Manresa Beach. The individuals are unidentified. This airplane may be the one tested in July, 1904.

Source of information: Tom Leonard

Clark p. 182

Spearman p.18, pp.36-52
Date: ca. 1903-1905
  • La Selva Beach
  • 1900s
Rights: This photograph is the property of Tom Leonard.

Restrictions on Use
Identifier: LH-tl002


“Experimental tandem-wing aircraft.” ca. 1903-1905. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/10665. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.