Ben T. Epps

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Ben T. Epps
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Born (1888-02-20)February 20, 1888
Oconee County, Georgia, U.S.
Died October 16, 1937(1937-10-16) (aged 49)
Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Aviator, Aircraft Designer
Spouse(s) Omie Williams

Ben T. Epps (February 20, 1888, Oconee County, Georgia - October 16, 1937), known as "Georgia's First Aviator" was an American aviation pioneer. In 1907, he built a monoplane of his own design, now known as the Epps 1909 Monoplane. This was followed by other original monoplane and biplane designs in 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1916, 1924 and 1930. He died of injuries as a result of an airplane crash. The Athens-Ben Epps Airport is named in his honor.

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Between 1907 and 1930, Epps designed and built eight aircraft:

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