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Walter Brookins
Birth: Jul. 11, 1889
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1953
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Aviation Pioneer. Born Walter Richard Brookins in Dayton, Ohio, he was part of airplane inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright early flight team. In 1909, he became the first civilian student to learn to fly at the Wright Brother's Flying School. He became the Wrights' first pilot instructor and came into prominence when he made a new world's record for altitude of 4,380 feet on June 14, 1910. He later set world records for endurance and in his Wright biplane, became the first person to fly at an altitude of one mile. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park
North Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Portal of the Folded Wings
GPS (lat/lon): 34.18959, -118.35401
 
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Record added: Oct 17, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6666
Walter Brookins
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Walter Brookins
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Walter Brookins
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- bob tarte
 Added: Dec. 26, 2013
To my great uncle my God bless you
- Kendall Morris
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
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