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Edward Hubbard
Early Boeing Test Pilot


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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[[strikethrough]] hydro [[//strikethrough]] seaplane powered by an 8 cylinder 60-65 [[strikethrough]] H.P. [[//strikethrough]] hp. Curtiss engine, and there that fall Hubbard learned to fly and by October was practicing landings.By November he was flying [[strikethrough]] well [[//strikethrough]] very capably and took his tests for a [[strikethrough]]Hydro [[//strikethrough]]seaplane license on November 26th, obtaining F.A.I. Cartification No. 45 on December 8,1915.

[[strikethrough]] He continued his flying [[?]] and [[//strikethrough]] On July 4th, 1916 as part of an Independence Day celebration he flew a pouch of mail from Seattle to Camp Lewis, Tacoma, Washington, carrying Army Lieutenant E. T. Condon [[strikethrough]] as part of on Independence Day celebrations [[//strikethrough]] 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[[strikethrough]] with a seaplane [[//strikethrough]] while flying a seaplane after their canoe had capsized. 

During World War 1 Hubbard was a civilian flying instructor for the [[strikethrough]] Signal [[//strikethrough]]

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