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Early Pilot Bert Acosta Waving from Airplane

Early Pilot Bert Acosta Waving from Airplane

Original caption: Roosevelt Field, Long Island: Acosta Stunts Hour In Plane Built By Novice. A tiny monoplane built by a job printer in a Jamaica backyard and brought to Roosevelt Field in an automobile was flown over the airport by Bert Acosta, co-pilot of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's transatlantic flight in 1927, who put it thorough an hour's rigorous stunting exhibition and landed to describe it as the best plane he has piloted. Joseph Terle, who never had been in the air and who knows about aviation only from books and observation wanted a plane and started building it ten years ago because he could not afford to buy one. Now, with the distinction of Acosta's praise and of being the builder of the first homemade plane to fly successfully from this airport, he hopes to obtain funds to start commercial production. The ship can be parked with room to spare under the wing of alm
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ca. 1920s
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