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Logan Archbold Vilas

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Logan Archbold "Jack" Vilas (May 25, 1891 – May 15, 1976) was an aviation pioneer and a member of the Early Birds of Aviation. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame in 2000. Biography He was born in New York City on May 25, 1891, to Royal Cooper Vilas and Carrie Logan Ward. Moved to Evanston, IL when Jack was about 5 years old. In the spring of 1913, Vilas visited Glenn Curtiss in Hammondsport, New York, and made a down payment on his Hydro-Aeroplane and enrolled in the Curtiss Flying School. He graduated in four weeks becoming a certificated pilot, holding U.S. Hydro-License No. 6 from the Aero Club of America. He became the first person to fly across Lake Michigan when he completed a 64 mile over-the-water flight from Silver Beach Amusement Park in St. Joseph, Michigan, to Chicago on July 1, 1913. In 1914, he flew to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the Wisconsin Aero Club and, in the summer of 1915, he was hired by the Wisconsin Conservation Commission
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