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 Walter Richard Brookins

Walter Richard Brookins

Birth
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Death 29 Apr 1953 (aged 63)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Portal of the Folded Wings
Memorial ID 6666 · View Source
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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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6666
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Richard Brookins (11 Jul 1889–29 Apr 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6666, citing Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .