Since the last Chirp 11 more have entered the sacred portals and still others are suffering microscopic examination by the membership committee. Messrs. Kabitzke, Upson and Wood were on hand at the air race reunion and dinner. The following were endorsed by the committee and approved by the trustees as of August 24, 1938;
A. P. Shirley dates back to a 1904 balloon flight at Paris. He first soloed on Baldwin's California Arrow No. 2 at Jackson, Mississippi. He took part in balloon ascensions at Chicago in 1908 and piloted the balloon United States in the Chicago race of July 4 that year. He won second place.
courtesy of Steve Remington - CollectAir
From The Early Birds of Aviation
Roster of Members
January 1, 1993
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