|Object Name||License, Occupational|
|Collection||Harry Porter Collection|
Private Pilot's License #19579 belonging to Harry G. Porter at the age of 37. License indicates he may fly aircraft, " but may not for hire, transport persons or property, nor give piloting instruction to students". Issued by U. S. Department of Commerce, Aeronautics Department. Appears to have been renewed twice.
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.
|Dates of Creation||April 10, 1931|
|Extent of Description||6.00" x 4.00"|
|Lexicon category||8: Communication Artifact|
|Lexicon sub-category||Documentary Artifact|