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FROM THE FLYING PIONEERS BIOGRAPHIES OF HAROLD E. MOREHOUSE

Edward Hubbard
Early Boeing Test Pilot

Edward Hubbard was born in San Francisco, California January 3, 1887. Information is lacking concerning his early life and education.

When Curtiss Flying School graduate T. T. Maroney of Helena, Montana started a school at Harbor Island, Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington about August 1st, 1915 Hubbard was his first student. Maroney had a genuine Curtiss single float hydro, powered by an 8-cylinder 60-65 H.P. Curtiss engine, and there that fall Hubbard learned to fly and by October was practicing landings. By November he was flying well and took his tests for a Hydro license on November 26th, obtaining F.A.I. Certificate No. 45 on December 8, 1915.

He continued his flying practice and on July 4th, 1916 flew a pouch of mail from Seattle to Camp Lewis, Tacoma, Washington, carrying Army Lieutenant E. T. Condon as part of an Independence Day Celebration, then returned to Seattle. During the late summer and fall Hubbard did some flying for William E. Boeing who was just starting the Boeing Company. In September Hubbard rescued a couple from drowning on Lake Washington when he picked them up with a Hydro after their canoe had capsized.

During World War I Hubbard was a civilian flying instructor for the Signal

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