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16 Pioneer Test and Transport Pilot


Edwin C. Musick was born at St. Louis, Missouri, August 13, 1894.  Information is lacking concerning his early life and education, but reportedly he learned to fly in California in 1912.

In November, 1915, he was a member of the Aero Corps, 9th Division, California Naval Militia at Glenn Martin's flying field in Los Angeles.  On December 29, 1915, Musick obtained F.A.I. Flying License No. 369 at Los Angeles.

During World War I Musick served as a civilian flying instructor for the Signal Corps, United States Army at Call Field, Wichita Falls, Texas.

After the was Musick became a pilot for the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Corporation, Keyport, New Jersey, where he remained for some time, becoming one of their ablest test pilots.  The firm had excellent facilities and planned to specialize on a line of new commercial planes for personal and airline use.  There Musick also gave flying instruction to some of the company officials, including pioneer Joseph Boland, one of the original founders of the firm.

On March 13, 1920, Musick and Joe Boland took off from the ice of Raritan Bay in a flying boat, flew over the steamship Princess which was aground off Rockaway Point and returned, landing on the ice.  The Aeromarine Company soon made [[strikethrough]] and developed [[/strikethrough]] some 


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image: photo of Edwin Musick

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