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a sail, similar to that on a sail boat. [[strikethrough]]practice[[/strikethrough]]. When completed he took the glider to Early Bird Harry M. Jones' Old Orchard Beach airstrip where [[strikethrough]]he[[/strikethrough]] Domenjoz planned to test it. [[strikethrough]]conduct flight tests[[/strikethrough]]. [[strikethrough]]Domenjoz felt[[/strikethrough]] 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 with-out an engine. [[strikethrough]]Unfortunately,[[/strikethrough]] But the Civil [[strikethrough]]A.A.[[strikethrough]] Aviation Authority inspectors [[strikethrough]]stepped in and[[/strikethrough]] 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 [[strikethrough]]was[[/strikethrough]] become seriously ill for several weeks with a heart condition and passed away on February 27[[strikethrough]]th[[/strikethrough]], 1952, at age 66. There were no family survivors. Burial was in East Cemetery, Manchester, Connecticut. Domenjoz had joined the Early Birds in 1937.

Flying Pioneer, [[strikethrough]]Early Bird[[/strikethrough]] John Domenjoz, although foreign born, learned to fly in the early days of aerial experiment[[strikethrough]]s[[/strikethrough]]ation and spent most of his flying [[strikethrough]]years[[/strikethrough]] career in the United States, thus adding his share to the history of American aviation.
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