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Early in his flying career, Farnum Fish became known as the "Boy Aviator." He was a natural born pilot and loved to fly. Reportedly he had to leave school in 1910 due to ill health and strangely enough, said he took up flying to engage in outdoor activities. One of the early well-known Wright pilots who contributed much to the initial development of aviation, his name appears on the Wright Memorial Plaque at Dayton along with the other pioneers who learned to fly there.

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