History of the Burgess-Wright Flyer Model F in Utah
By 1910, Utah had seen its first flight by a manned aircraft and, soon after, demonstrations and competitions began springing up around the state. In 1911, an aviation carnival was held in Salt Lake City’s Bonneville Park, which included Utah’s first race between the Wright and Curtiss flight teams. During the weeklong event, both teams demonstrated the abilities and applications of their flying machines, including a hydroplane liftoff from the Great Salt Lake and various bombing demonstrations. In 1999, the Aerospace Heritage Foundation of Utah acquired this aircraft from the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Maine and it was put on display at Hill Aerospace Museum soon after.