excerpts of statement, to John B. Crane, 1936
During the years 1905, 1906, 1907 and 1908 I saw Gustave Whitehead make airplane flights at Villa Park in the West end of Bridgeport at an altitude of three or four feet above the ground. I also saw him make many similar flights along State street, most of which took place toward sunset. In my judgment his flights were from 75 to 100 yards in length without touching the ground. The airplane was a biplane - two wings - one above the other.