Archive Record

Object Name License, Occupational
Catalog Number 2002.026.046
Collection Harry Porter Collection
Description 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.
Date 1931
Dates of Creation April 10, 1931
Extent of Description 6.00" x 4.00"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2002.026