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LOS ANGELES OFFICE OF INFORMATION SERVICES PUBLIC INFORMATION DIVISION OFFICE, SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE ROOM 1438 FEDERAL BUILDING LOS ANGELES 12, CALIFORNIA MAdison 5-7411 17 November 1955 Three members of the "Early Birds", an exclusive organization of aircraft pilots talk over the early days of flying at the mid-year conference, California Wing, Air Force Association in Riverside, Calif. Left to right are: Major Alexander P. deSeversky, aeronautical author, lecturer and designer; Blanche Stuart Scott, first American woman to solo an aircraft, in 1911; and James w. "Dad" Montee, one of the oldest still active pilots in the United States. Participating in their discussion is John Alison, chairman of the AFA National Board of Directors and a World War II Air Force fighter pilot ace. The conference was held Nov., 5 and was attended by both civilian and military guests. ####
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