Archive Record

Object Name Certificate
Catalog Number 2002.026.044
Collection Harry Porter Collection
Description Certificate issued to Harry Porter by the U.S. Department of Commerce granting him permission to operate a primary flying school, an instrument flying school, a commercial flying school, and a flight instructor school. This certificate is Air Agency Certificate #675.

Harry Porter (1894-1987) had a sixty-four year career in aviation. Beginning as an aviation and automobile racing enthusiast, he served in World War I and first flew in 1923. He opened Porter's Flight School at Lovell Field and trained many people, including pilots for World War II. He continued the school until 1967 and at age ninety was considered to be the oldest active pilot in the United States.
Date 1947
Dates of Creation January 29, 1947
Extent of Description 11.00" x 13.75"
Lexicon category 10: Unclassifiable Artifacts
Lexicon sub-category Need to Classify
Accession number 2002.026