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Vilas Flying Certificate | Document | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Vilas Flying Certificate

Vilas Flying Certificate | Document | Wisconsin Historical Society
Certificate issued to E.M. Griffith, the Wisconsin State Forester, so that Griffith could prove that he had flown at an altitude of 1600 feet in the "flying boat" piloted by Jack Vilas.  A portrait of Vilas and a picture of his flying boat illustrate the certificate.  The plane in which Griffith flew is probably the one that Vilas used to spot fires for the state of Wisconsin in 1915, the first known use of an airplane for conservation work.
DESCRIPTION
Certificate issued to E.M. Griffith, the Wisconsin State Forester, so that Griffith could prove that he had flown at an altitude of 1600 feet in the "flying boat" piloted by Jack Vilas. A portrait of Vilas and a picture of his flying boat illustrate the certificate. The plane in which Griffith flew is probably the one that Vilas used to spot fires for the state of Wisconsin in 1915, the first known use of an airplane for conservation work.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10500
Creation Date: 1915
Creator Name:Unknown
City:
County:
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 24 (Aeronautical History)
Genre:Document
Original Format Type:object
Original Format Number:Album 24.48
Original Dimensions:11.5 x 8.25 inches
SUBJECTS
Clothing and dress
Protective clothing
Certificates
Portraits
Men
Airplanes
Air pilots
Ephemera
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