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April 6, 1912


Terse Biographies of Leading Aviators

Paul Studensky, whose recent flying at the Galveston School of the National Aeroplane Company, has attracted attention, was the first aviator to carry United States mail in Texas. Starting with a Roberts six motored Curtiss-type recently he circled Galveston Island and the city while on another flight crossed the bay with the mail. 

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[[caption]] PAUL STUDENSKY [[/caption]]

Studensky's experience includes the use of the Bleriot and Farman machines as well as the Curtiss-type. He took up aviation at the Bleriot school at Etampes, France, where he graduated and was granted Aero Club of France license No. 292, on November 8, 1910.

He was born in St. Petersburg, the capital of Russia, November 18, 188?. He was educated at the Imperial University there. At the Japanese-Russian war and in the interior war that followed in Russia, Studensky had his first thrilling experience, although he was still quite young.

Later on the young Russian went to study at the Paris University, and it was while there that he became interested in flying. He has traveled a great deal but has always remained a true Sclavonian, although speaking and writing English fluently.

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[[caption]]Relative sizes: myself and my Titanic[[/caption]] 
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