Tony Bitetti
Tony Bitetti
Collection of Tony Bitetti, 10-23-05
Son of Tony Bitetti

Tony Bitetti
Tony Bitetti and his Gypsy Moth
     This plane was used for aerial photography for the news media in the New York area. It was also used for aerial rescues and barnstorming in the early 1930s.
      Tony sold the plane in 1940. In 1980 the plane found it's way to a new owner who lived six miles away from Tony in Southern California. The local newspapers did a feature article about the reunion.
Photo & legend from Marge Bitetti, 3-17-06

Tony Bitetti
Tony Bitetti Solos - 1923
     Tony Bitetti just before his solo flight in a Curtis Jenny at Logan Field, Dundalk Maryland, on August 23, 1923 his instructor was Ira Cooper.
Photo & legend from Marge Bitetti, 3-17-06

Early Pilots Collection.
Photographs, clippings, correspondence; 1894-1978; 2.2 cubic feet. There is material on Thomas S. Baldwin, Lynn Bauder, Lincoln Beachey, Joe Bennett, Tony Bitetti, Art Boston, Ralph M. Brown, Frank H. Burnside, Joe Costa, William E. Doherty, Fred Eells, Theodore Ellyson, Eugene Ely, Walter L. Fairchild, John J. Frisbie, Bert Hassell, Beckwith Havens, Frederick A. Hoover, Ray Hylan, Fulton Irwin, John Kaminski, Charles B. Kirkham, Henry Kleckler, E. M. Laird, Ruth Law, William S. Luckey, Damon Merrill, Harvey Mummert, Hugh Robinson, Blanch S. Scott, Windy Smith, Francis Wildman, J. Newton Williams, and others, including a number of student pilots from Japan. Also a typed history of the Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Division, 1910-1945, by Art Butler, and reminiscences of Curtiss Airplane Company of Buffalo, 1915-1919. RLIN ID NYHV2306-A.
Editor's Note: This collection is housed in the New York Historical Society Collection.

     If you search for "Tony Bitetti" +aviation, using the Google search engine, (9-22-07), you will find just seven links, several of which refer back to this website. Two refer to the location of the "Early Pilots Collection," incorrectly.

       I have been unable to find any information as to the dates of his birth or death.
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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