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sorry guys i was trying to save the pitchers and delete the chit chat and hit the wrong que wont let it happen twice

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400 ' is high enough to get were you are going
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Yeah, we may have to aerotow you O bearded one!

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Who is Captain Graybeard?

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OK Jim so what is the last plane you put on for trivia?
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Pilatuspc12 said

 Who is Captain Graybeard?
is it captain blackbeards older brother

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OK lets start this up again. Who was the first US president to ride in an airplane and who was the pilot?
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Calvin Coolidge 1933. but teddy flue with one of the wright brothers in 1910 but he was ex pres

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Looks like that one was too easy. I"LL have to come up with another one.
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Wait a darn minute….My source says that F.D.R. was the 1st sitting present to fly in an airplane and agrees that T.R. was the 1st president to fly, but he was not in office at the time. Put 'em up…put 'em up…
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Ok..who was the first female to earn a glider license?
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Yes T.R. was the first president to fly but who was the pilot
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First Presidential Airplane Ride: At an airshow at Aviation Field in St. Louis, Missouri on October 11, 1910, Theodore Roosevelt was offered a seat as a passenger in a plane for a demonstration flight. The pilot's name was Arch Hoxsey, who had just completed a record flight from Springfield, Illinois. The plane reached an altitude of about 50 feet, circled the field twice and stayed airborne for about four minutes. TR said he wished they could have stayed in the air for an hour. Arch Hoxsey was killed in a plane crash on December 31, 1910. This flight made TR the first President to fly in a plane. There is a picture of him strapping himself in that does look as though he was the pilot, but he was not.

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1931 Maxine Dunlap becomes first American woman to earn a glider pilot license.

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OK Guys, what was this airplane's story? It later developed into a very famous one.[br][br]

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Now that is a glider, it ain't a sailplane. I had no idea that the C-123 could have begun life as the XCG-20 military glider. Certainly an odd decision on someone's part. Wonder if this one used a different wing than the C-123.

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