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Did You Know?
- The Jenny was the first aircraft purchased in quantity by the U.S. military. Consequently, it was the first mass-produced American aircraft.
- It was used to train more than 90% of American pilots during World War I.
- Prior to 1927, the Jenny was the first aircraft many Americans ever saw up close, let alone fly in.
- After the war, there was a surplus of Jennies. Many barnstormers bought them, flying them across the U.S. to sell rides, thrill spectators, and inspire young pilots-to-be.
- Charles Lindbergh's first aircraft was a Jenny bought in 1923 for $500.