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Wiley Post poster by Dick Gilpin (behind glass). Illustrated in 1984.

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Today in History: December 14

"Today in History: December 14," from the Tulsa World:

1936 - Wiley Post honored

Aviation’s highest award - the Federation Aeronautique Internationale medal - was presented to Mae Post, widow of Oklahoma pilot Wiley Post, by Frank Phillips at a banquet at Hotel Tulsa. Post, who was killed in an Alaska plane crash in 1935 as he and Will Rogers were on an around the world flight, won the award for his “outstanding accomplishments in aviation” in 1933. Phillips, president of Phillips Oil Co., was chairman of the banquet committee. Post was the second American honored by the 35-nation federation; the first being Charles A. Lindbergh who received the medal in 1927. Mrs. Post’s response was short and simple: “Thank you.” 

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I guess Wiley Post didn’t travel everywhere by plane!

Wiley Post, seen above, was a very famous and skilled aviator in the 1930s.  He is shown in Oklahoma City, on 15th Street and Lincoln, with his new 1932 Ford V-8 three-window coupe (the state capitol building can be seen in the background). 

I guess Wiley Post didn’t travel everywhere by plane!

Wiley Post, seen above, was a very famous and skilled aviator in the 1930s.  He is shown in Oklahoma City, on 15th Street and Lincoln, with his new 1932 Ford V-8 three-window coupe (the state capitol building can be seen in the background). 

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Wiley Post as a cowboy in 1935 at oil man Frank Phillip’s Woolaroc ranch near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

Wiley Post as a cowboy in 1935 at oil man Frank Phillip’s Woolaroc ranch near Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

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The caption said this is Wiley Post before he lost his eye, but I actually think he’s wearing the glass eye he used when he wasn’t flying. (The pressure of the plane made it necessary to wear the eye patch.)

The caption said this is Wiley Post before he lost his eye, but I actually think he’s wearing the glass eye he used when he wasn’t flying. (The pressure of the plane made it necessary to wear the eye patch.)

(Source: symonsez.wordpress.com)

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A circa 1953-55 aerial photo looking east at Wiley Post airport’s hangar,with 4 single-engine aircraft parked to the right.

A circa 1953-55 aerial photo looking east at Wiley Post airport’s hangar,with 4 single-engine aircraft parked to the right.

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OK Moments: “Wiley Post, born in Texas, but quickly moved to Maysville, Oklahoma where he grew up. He lost his left eye in an oilfield accident and with the insurance money settlement he bought his plane the Winnie Mae. He took multiple flights around the world, some funded by Bartlesville’s Frank Phillips. Wiley Post help create the first pressurized suit. He broke many speed and flight records. Sadly he died in a plane crash near Barrow, Alaska in 1935.”

(Source: youtube.com)

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I think we could pass this test.

I think we could pass this test.

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Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae, from the Oklahoma Historical Society:
"Throughout the American Southwest, hangars, aeronautical schools, and airports have been named for Wiley Post. In 1979 the U.S. Post Office issued a stamp in his honor. The Winnie Mae is displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington’s Dulles International Airport (a full-size replica is displayed in the Oklahoma History Center building in Oklahoma City). Post’s brief but remarkable flying career had a tremendous impact on the early aviation industry. His adventurism, his record-setting flights, and his aeronautical experiments transformed aviation and blazed a pathway for modern flight in the post-1945 period."

Wiley Post and the Winnie Mae, from the Oklahoma Historical Society:

"Throughout the American Southwest, hangars, aeronautical schools, and airports have been named for Wiley Post. In 1979 the U.S. Post Office issued a stamp in his honor. The Winnie Mae is displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington’s Dulles International Airport (a full-size replica is displayed in the Oklahoma History Center building in Oklahoma City). Post’s brief but remarkable flying career had a tremendous impact on the early aviation industry. His adventurism, his record-setting flights, and his aeronautical experiments transformed aviation and blazed a pathway for modern flight in the post-1945 period."

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Discover Oklahoma piece on Wiley Post. 

(Source: youtube.com)

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