Saturday, November 10, 2007

He Learns to Fly in 55 Minutes

He Learns to Fly in 55 Minutes.

After 55 minutes of instruction, Herbert Sargent, twenty-two, of Jersey City, made his first solo flight in a plane at the Jersey City airport and after completing the prescribed maneuvers set his plane down for a three point landing. Eddie A. Schneider, twenty-three, Sargent's youthful instructor, holder of the junior transcontinental flying record, said he allowed Sargent to go up alone because he handled a plane perfectly. Taking the air on such short instruction is believed to have brought to Sargent a new record.

Source: Richfield Reaper; Richfield, Utah; Thursday, March 21, 1935

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