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occasion filling exhibition engagements. Among these dates he flew a Thomas [[strikethrough]]F[[/strikethrough]]flying [[strikethrough]]B[[/strikethrough]]boat at Dunkirk, New York, September 16th to 19th, and then was at Cobblesville, New York, September 25th to 28th. Following other exhibition work at fairs that fall the Thomas Brothers moved from Bath to Ithaca, New York. [[strikethrough]]and[[/strikethrough]] Fay assisted in this move. 
As soon as they were reorganized, a flying field and school were established. The company brought out a new military tractor biplane and Fay assisted with test work on this machine. [[strikethrough]]and[[/strikethrough]] He also continued with instruction and demonstration flying as an assistant to Frank Burnside. 
On May 22, 1915, Fay and Burnside made flights at Ithaca during a Sport's Day Celebration, flying over ball games and the Harvard-Cornell boat races on Lake Cayuga. Fay [[strikethrough]]flew over the oarsmen on their course and[[/strikethrough]] also made photos from the air. The school was very active that summer training many Canadians who later went into active flight service during World War I. 
Fay remained at Thomas Brothers until October 1915, when he left for Europe. After a short sojourn in England he went to Italy where he became an instructor of Italian Naval Aviators for the Italian Ministry of Marine at Toronto[[Taranto?]]. Also instructing there were American aviators J. Lansing Callan and Harold Kantnor. 
Fay was there about one year and upon his return to the United States [[strikethrough]]be[[/strikethrough]] enlisted as a United States Naval Aviator at Miami, Florida, obtaining Naval Pilot License No. 614.
He remained in the service through World War I, then in 1919 engaged in the drug sundry business in New York City through 1923. He [[strikethrough]]then[[/strikethrough]] became sport's editor for the St. Petersburg newspaper INDEPENDENT, until 1926. In 1927-1928 Fay raised dogs professionally and had a kennel of greyhounds. 
In 1929-1933 he was sales manager for a wine and liquor firm and this led him into the manufacture of bar accessories and supplies. 

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