Bellanca Model CD aeroplane. This aircraft was designed by Italian-US aircraft engineer Giuseppe Mario Bellanca (1886-1960). He developed his first designs in Italy, emigrating to the USA in 1911 and founding a flying school in New York City. Between 1917 and 1919 he designed two-seater biplane trainers for the Maryland Pressed Steel Company. His 1918 design was known as the Bellanca Model CD, and had a 35 horsepower engine. Bellanca went on to found the Bellanca Aircraft Company in 1927. Photographed circa 1920.
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