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Early Boeing Test Pilot

Edwin 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, started a school at Harbor Island, Lake Washington, Seattle, Washington, about August 1, [[cross out]] st [[cross out]] 1915, Hubbard was his first student.  Maroney had a genuine Curtiss single float seaplane, [[cross out]] hydro [[cross out]] powered by an 8-cylinder, 60-65 h.p. Curtiss engine.  [[cross out]] and there [[cross out]] That fall Hubbard learned to fly and by October was practicing landings.  By November he was flying [[strikethrough]] well [[/strikethrough]]very capably [[cross out]] well [[cross out]] and took his tests for a seaplane [[cross out]] Hydro [[cross out]] license on November 26th, [[cross out]] th [[cross out]] obtaining F.A.I Certificate No. 45 on December 8, 1915.
[[cross out]] He continued his flying practice and [[cross out]] On July 4, [[cross out]] th [[cross out]] 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 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, while flying a seaplane 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 [[cross out]] signal [[cross out]]

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