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Vilas Flying Boat

Vilas Flying Boat
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Title: Vilas Flying Boat
Description: Jack Vilas (seated) in the Curtiss hydroplane he used to spot forest fires for the Wisconsin Conservation Department. (His companion is not identified.) This is believed to be the first use of an airplane for conservation work.

Image ID: 10498
City, State: Wisconsin
Album 24 (Aeronautical History)
Genre: Photograph
A prominent Chicago businessman (and second cousin of William Freeman Vilas), Logan A. (Jack) Vilas learned to fly at the Glenn Curtiss Flying School in Hammondsport, New York.
Subjects: Air pilots
Outdoor photography
Clothing and dress
Forests and forestry
Protective clothing

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