Q: Do you know the story about your father's first flight in the old Curtis
Flying Boat and what kind of impression it made, his very first flight.
BBC: That was a plane that looked like it was put together with match sticks
and glue and that the slightest puff of wind would blow it over, which is in
fact, did happen on occasion. There was no cockpit on the fuselage. You just
sort of, you just sat on the fuselage rather and Dad was up for five minutes
and was just thrilled and he decided then and there that he was going to learn
to fly. Now, in those days of course, people thought you were all kinds of a
fool to fly. It was much too hazardous but Dad felt that the plane would some
day become a real benefit to mankind and he set out to prove that.