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a sail, similar to sail boat practice. When completed he took the glider to Early Bird Harry M. Jones' Old Orchard Beach airstrip where he planned to conduct flight tests. Domenjoz felt 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. Unfortunately, the C.A.A aviation inspectors stepped in and 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-F and D Manufacturing Company. He was seriously ill for several weeks with a heart condition and passed away on February 27th, 1952, at age 66. There were no survivors. Burial was in East Cemetery, Manchester, Connecticut. Domenjoz joined the Early Birds in 1937. Flying Pioneer, Early Bird John Domenjoz, although foreign born, learned to fly in the early days of serial experiments and spent most of his flying years in the United States, thus adding his shares to the history of American aviation. From the Flying Pioneers Biographies of Harold E. Morehouse
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