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Wiley Post

Aviator Wiley Post

Profession: Aviator

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Completed the 1st solo flight around the world and discovered the jet stream.

Born: November 22, 1898
Birthplace: Corinth, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: August 15, 1935 (aged 36)
Cause of Death: A plane crash in Alaska

Historical Events

  • 1926-10-01 Oil field accident costs aviator Wiley Post his left eye, uses the settlement money to buy his 1st aircraft
  • 1931-06-23 Wiley Post and Harold Catty take off for a flight around the world
  • 1933-07-15 Wiley Post begins 1st solo flight around the world (takes 7d and 19hrs)
  • 1933-07-22 Wiley Post completes the 1st solo flight round the world, takes 7 days and 19 hours
  • 1934-12-07 Wiley Post discovers the jet stream

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