Friday, January 4, 2013

Richter breaks 18,000 ft record

November 7, 1926. A new milestone breaking the 18,000 foot record at Clover Field, Santa Monica, California. Who was the record breaker? Paul Richter, the young man shown getting a check up and of whom Jack Frye taught to fly! Jack is second from left. Old man Burdetts field was a hub of activity during this period with flying schools, cargo and mail transport traffic and numerous flying contests pushing the aviation envelope in all manner of flying fun and daring.

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