AKA Stewart Andrew Cogswell & Stewart Wellesley (Andrew) Cogswell

Stewart Cogswell
Stewart (Andrew) Cogswell
Collection of Stewart Cogswell
Courtesy of Paul Amstutz, 6-28-04

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     Stewart W. Cogswell, veteran pilot who learned to fly at Hammondsport,
N. Y. in 1912, died of cancer at his home in Daytona Beach, Florida, August 21, 1956, following a five-month illness. He was buried at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. A test pilot for many years, he served in that role for the Curtiss Aeroplane & Motor Cor. at Hammondsport from 1911 to 1914 and the Canadian Curtiss Co., Toronto, from 1914 to 1915. He taught Gen William Mitchel to fly at the Curtiss Aviation School, Newport News Va. in 1916. From 1919 to 1921 he was test pilot for the Curtiss Engineering Corp. at Garden City, L. I., and from 1921 to 1936 he ws private pilot for Harold S. Vanderbilt. later he was president and general manager of the Aero Service Company until retirement. During World War I he was chief flying instructor for the U. S. Army Air Corps.
from CHIRP - November, 1956 Number 22
Editor's Note:
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
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