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he planned to set up a sales and service organization for the entire Pacific Coast. Later Folwer also became an aerial policeman and member of the local airport commission, From 1923 to 1925 Folwer was a consultant with the Chicago Airport Commission and assisted in the planning of the Chicago Municipal Aiport. In later years he continued to do some flying and became interested in West Coast gliding and soaring activities, and Mrs. Fowler became a well-known soaring pilot. On April 27, 1938, a 25th Anniversary Flight Commermroating Fowler's Panama flight was held in Panama. Six Martin Bombers and three Navy pursuit planes flew in formation behind a Panama Douglas Transport carrying Fowler and his guest over the Canal route,. In August, 1938, he was among the special guests of Henery and Edsel Ford at the dedication ceremonies for the Wright home and workshop at Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan. On February 6, 2952, the new airport at San Jose, California, was named in his honor and a plaque in the administration building was dedicated to him for covering his many aviation achievements. Fowler was guest of honor at the Yuma, Arizona, airport dedication on January 26, 1962, as the first aviator to land in that state in early 1911, and a marker was unveiled to him. He was the founder of the Pacific Aero Club, a Charter Member of the Early Birds and was President of that distinguished organization in 1954. He was also a member of the QB, N.A.A., Silver Wings, American AVitaion Historical WOcuety, OX-5 Club, Western Glider Association, and the organzer[[organizer]] and a charter member of the San Jose Flying Club. Mr. Fowler passed away suddenly o June 15, 1966, while watching TV at his home in San Jose, California, at age 62. He was survived by three stepchildren and was buried in the Santa Cruz Catholic Cemetery. Flying Pioneer Robert G. Folwer devoted his entire life to aviation. One of the "truly great" among the flying pioneers, he rightfully deserves everlasting credit for his many efforts and accomplishments. As a mere novice in the flying game he undertook and finished a flight which in its day was considered an impossibility, a real test of his courage and determination, which helped point the way to what could be done wiht[[with]] a new means of transportation. His name appears on the Write Memorial Plaque at Dayton with the others who learned to fly there. 9.
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