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SPERRY, Lawrence Burst [1892-1923] -- American inventor (automatic pilot) and aviation pioneer

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Today there is no commercial, military or private airplane in the world that is not equipped with the basic flight instruments developed by Lawrence Burst Sperry. Invested 1979 in the International Aerospace Hall of Fame.  -30-
 

Chronology

1979
Inducted into the International Aerospace Hall of Fame
1981
Inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame

Selected Works

  • Aerial torpedo
  • Automatic pilot
  • Retractable landing gear
  • Seat pack parachute
  • Turn and bank indicator
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    Associated

    • Spouse: ALLEN, Winifred [1896-1943] American actress
    • Father: SPERRY, Elmer Ambrose [1860-1930] American inventor (gyroscope), industrialist

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