Donald R. McClarey

October 11, 1910: First President to Fly

The first president to fly was of course Theodore Roosevelt, a man who loved a dangerous challenge.   When he flew at Kinloch Field, Saint Louis, Missouri on October 11, 1910, flying was still highly dangerous.  His pilot that day was Arch Hoxsey, one

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Donald R. McClarey

October 14, 1947: Yeager Breaks the Sound Barrier

I was always afraid of dying.  Always.  It was my fear that made me learn everything I could about my airplane and my emergency equipment, and kept me flying respectful of my machine and always alert in the cockpit. Chuck

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August 1, 1911: Harriet Quimby Gets Her License

The officials of the Aero Club of America, the licensing agency for American pilots, were reluctant, but there was no gainsaying that she had passed the test with some fine flying.  So Harriet Quimby became the 37th licensed pilot in

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