- His motto, “safety, passenger comfort and schedule” greatly influenced the airliner industry.
- Founder of the Aero Corporation of California in 1927, which formed Standard Airlines, a major airmail transporter.
- Transcontinental and Western Air (TWA) became a leader in high altitude research and fostered the development of a series of advanced transport aircraft, including the DC-1, DC-2, Boeing 307, and Lockheed Constellation.
- Frye set numerous records beginning with a commercial aircraft altitude record of 22,680 feet in 1929.
- In 1934, Frye flew from Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey in the new DC-1 setting a record transcontinental time of 13 hours, four minutes.
- Frye and Howard Hughes piloted the Constellation on a record breaking flight across the country on April 17th, 1944.
- In 1955, Frye formed the Frye Corporation to develop a rugged trimotor airplane for use in underdeveloped countries.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Entrepreneur - Record Setter
Dead Stick Trophy, 1925
Bell Airport, Long Beach, Ca