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The Morane-Borel Monoplane - 1911

The Morane-Borel Monoplane was a French design which saw very limited use in the U.S. One notable example was the one flown by George Mestach, who made numerous notable flights in his Morane-Borel Monoplane, at Cicero Flying Field in Illinois, in Alabama, Louisiana and North Dakota. When George Mestach returned to France, the Morane-Borel Monoplane, powered by a LeRhone rotary engine, was purchased by pioneer aviator Earl S. Daugherty. When Daugherty moved to Long Beach, California, he brought along the Morane-Borel Monoplane and he flew the machine at flying fields around Los Angeles, California.