Transport: Inside Story

When he was a little boy, Grover Loening built model planes of bent wire and toilet paper, powered them with rubber bands, begged his mother to remove the chandeliers so they could fly better. One day in 1908 his mother took him to see a real airplane fly. The plane was wrecked because the propeller had been put on backward. Grover Loening (pron. Loaning) decided then & there to become an aviation engineer.

At Columbia University he founded the first student flying club, took the first Master of Arts degree ever given in Aeronautics (1910)....

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