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a sail, similar to that on a sail boat. When complete he took the glider to Early Bird harry M. Jones' Old Orchard Beech airstrip where Domenjoz planned to test it. He believed that with full sail in a proper wind he could get up enough speed along the beach to lift off, and by proper handling could sustain flight without an engine. But Civil Aviation Authority inspectors would not allow him to fly it unless he wore a chute, which he refused to do, so the machine was never tried. After leaving Pratt and Whitney he worked on sub-contract machine work for various firms for some time. Diabetic and in failing health he was last employed as a piece worker for K-D and D Manufacturing Company. He became seriously ill for several weeks with a heart condition and passed away on February 27th, 1952, at age 99. There were not family survivors. Burial was in east Cemetery, Manchester, Connecticut. Domenjoz had joined the Early Birds in 1937. Flying Prioneer, John Domenjoz, although foreign born, learned to fly in the early days of aerial experimentation and spent most of his flying career in the United States, thus adding his share to the history of American aviation.
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