What is Wiley Post?

  • (noun): United States aviator who in 1933 made the first solo flight around the world (1899-1935).
    Synonyms: Post

Wiley Post

Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935) was a famed American aviator, the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits. On August 15, 1935, Post and American humorist Will Rogers were killed when Post's aircraft crashed on takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska.

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Wiley Post - Honors and Tributes
... Institution acquired the Winnie Mae from Post's widow for $25,000 ... States Congress authorized the purchase on August 24, 1935, just nine days after Post's death in Alaska ... The nearby Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport located in Barrow, Alaska bears their names ...
Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport
... Wiley Post–Will Rogers Memorial Airport, (IATA BRW, ICAO PABR, FAA LID BRW) often referred to as Post/Rogers Memorial is a public airport located in ... is named after American humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post, both of whom died about 9 mi (14 km) away at Point Barrow in a 1935 airplane crash ...
Pressure Suit - History - Wiley Post
... In 1934, aviator Wiley Post, working with Russell S ... fabric which was attached to a frame with arm and leg joints that allowed Post to operate aircraft controls and to walk to and from the aircraft ... In the first flight using the suit on September 5, 1934, Post reached an altitude of 40,000 feet above Chicago, and in later flights reached 50,000 feet ...

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