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Pioneer Sportsman Curtiss Flying Boat Pilot



Beryl H. Kendrick was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey September 9, 1892. Information concerning his early life and education is lacking, but he developed an [[strikethrough]] early [[/strikethrough]] interest in flying when several early aviators made flights at Atlantic City from 1910 through 1913. [[strikethrough]] then [[/strikethrough]] Curtiss pilot Edwin K. Jaquith brought a Curtiss Flying Boat there in early June, 1914 and started carrying passengers at the beach. Following this Kendrick soon became determined to own a flying boat and learn to fly it. [[strikethrough]] and own a flying boat [[/strikethrough]]

As a result he attended the Curtiss Flying School at North Island, San Diego, California during the winter of 1914-1915 where he took instruction on Curtiss flying boats from [[strikethrough]] instructor [[/strikethrough]] Francis "Doc" Wildman.

Kendrick then ordered a Curtiss boat for his own use. [[strikethrough]] which [[/strikethrough]] It was delivered to him at Atlantic City during early June, 1915, where he started carrying passengers [[strikethrough]] at the beach resort [[/strikethrough]]. This developed into quite a business, including moonlight trips. He also entered the competition for the Curtiss Marine Trophy, an event carrying an award to the person flying a water craft the greatest distance during ten hours of any one day. On October 4th, 1915 he flew his tests for pilot license in his own Curtiss flying boat and was granted F.A.I. Hydro Certificate No. 34. [[strikethrough]] at Atlantic City flying his Curtiss boat [[/strikethrough]].

Kendrick attempted to win the Curtiss Trophy event on October 11th by

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