The Book of Hours

A peek into the logbooks of history’s notable pilots.

Lieutenant Benjamin Foulois’ log of flying the U.S. Army’s first airplane is in the Library of Congress. (Eric Long)
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According to his logbook, Edgerton made 52 airmail trips for a total of 7,155 miles, with only one forced landing. 

Tom LeCompte is a pilot and freelance writer who lives near Boston.

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