Teddy Roosevelt Plane

Theodore Roosevelt became the first US President to fly in an airplane, on October 11, 1910. It all started when he visited an aviation field in Kinloch, MO, a year and a half after he left office. There was a pilot there named Alex Hoxsey who had just descended from a flight and soon was introduced to the former president. “Colonel,” Hoxsey said, ” I’d like to have you for a passenger.” The president wanted no time replying, “Thanks,” before proceeding to climb into the plane.

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