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Through 1912-1913 he wrote for the aviator magazine and resumed his electrical business. In 1914, Ovington bought one-half interest in the Atlantic City Curtiss Flying Station and became a director of the Curtiss Company. There he again resumed flying, selling Curtiss flying boats, taking fishing parties offshore, carrying passengers and making a number of air rescue flights in distress situations. 

In 1920, Ovington sold those interests and moved to Santa Barbara, California, where he purchased land and started a subdivision.  On a part of it he established the Casa Loma Flying Field which he owned and operated for some time.  He also opened an electrical and aeronautical engineering office in Santa Barbara, and he continued flying for sport and business.

In April, 1926, Ovington took the Southern California dealership for Swallow planes, built in Wichita, Kansas.  On November, 1927, he took delivery of a new beech OX-powered Travelair plane at Wichita, Kansas, and flew it to California.  In 1929 he was connected with the Roam Air Aircraft Corporation of Los Angeles, California, as designer of a new sport plane called the "Roamair."  He continued these business activities and by 1932 owned his tenth personal plane.

Covington died of heart ailments on July 22, 1936, at age 56.  He was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.  Following cremation his remains were flown offshore at Santa Monica by Art Klien and dropped into the ocean.  Planes carrying fellow Early Birds and QB members accompanied the flight.  Ovington was a founding member of the Early Birds and in 1930 was their second president.  He was the holder of many valuable electrical patents, a Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navel Reserve, and a member of many clubs.

Flying Pioneer Earle L. Ovington was indeed one of the extraordinary flying enthusiasts of the early era.  With skilled and determined judgement he had a few accidents and set up an early flying record not equaled [[equaled]] by many at that tiem [[time]].  He was always highly regarded as a gentleman and a real ambassador of flying.

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