Wiley Post

Wiley Hardeman Post(November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935) was a famed American aviator during the interwar period , the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high-altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits and discovered the jet stream . On August 15, 1935, Post and American humorist Will Rogers were killed when Post's aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska .Post's Lockheed Vega aircraft, theWinnie Mae, was on display at the National Air and Space Museum 's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center from 2003 to 2011. It is now featured in the "Time and Navigation" gallery on the second floor of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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 Wiley Post's Early life

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 Wiley Post's Honors and tributes

Winnie Maefrom Post's widow for $25,000. The United States Congress authorized the purchase on August 24, 1935, just nine days after Post's death in Alaska. Two monuments at the crash site commemorate the death of the two men and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places .The nearby Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport located in Barrow, Alaska bears their names.

Wiley Post Airport , a large FAA designated reliever airport in Oklahoma City, is named after Post. Oklahoma City's major commercial airport is named after Will Rogers, so that both victims of the crash are honored by airports in Oklahoma City . The Will Rogers – Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base is a seaplane base located on Lake Washington, at the north end of the Renton Municipal Airport in Renton, Washington .

Post was inducted into the First Flight Society's First Flight Shrine, located at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, on December 17, 1970.

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 Wiley Post's References

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  2. "Wiley H. Post." First Flight Society. Retrieved: December 6, 2012. - 21 hours less than his previous record, and he was given a second ticker-tape parade in New York.
  3. Meunier, Claude. "WILEY POST." Solo flights around the world, October 15, 2007. Retrieved: December 6, 2012.
  4. Young 2009, pp. 13–16.
  5. Kozloski 1994, pp. 11–14.
  6. Mallan 1971, p. 31.
  7. "Wiley Post suit in Rocketry and Space Flight." National Air & Space Museum via nasm.si.edu. Retrieved: July 18, 2010.
  8. Sterling 2001, p. 164.
  9. Sterling 2001, pp. 167–169.
  10. Johnson and Mohler. Wiley Post, His Winnie Mae, and the World's First Pressure Suit. p. 112. Retrieved: 3 April 2009.
  11. Sterling 2001, p. 246.
  12. "Wiley Post." Find A Grave. Retrieved: April 10, 2015
  13. "Rogers-Post Site." National Park Service. Retrieved: April 3, 2009.
  14. "Wiley Post: Dare Devil." National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), 2006. Retrieved: April 3, 2009.
  15. Horwitz, Ed. "Wiley Post remembered as aviation pioneer." Stamps, 1995. ISSN 0038-9358.
  16. "WIley Post". Oklahoma Hall of Fame: Haylord-P{ickens Museum. Retrieved: April 10, 2015.
  17. "Wiley Post Spirit Award presented to international aviator for first time." General Aviation News. Retrieved: April 10, 2015.

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