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    Orville Wright Document Signed. Pilot's license, four pages, 3" x 4.25", n.p., May 27, 1926. Leather-bound pilot's license, certificate number 6413, issued to Kenneth W. Montee and signed "Orville Wright" as Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association of U.S.A., Inc.

    The real birth of the modern aviation era began at the start of the twentieth century with the pioneering flights of pilots such as Clement Ader, the Wright Brothers, and Santos-Dumont, along with the proliferation of aeronautical competitions and important technological advances. Those who recognized the growing need for an international federation to coordinate and give direction to the rapidly growing industry/sport convened in Paris in October 1905 to form The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. The National Aeronautic Association of the United States is a member of the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale, and serves as the official record-keeper for United States aviation.

    Wright's signature is located on the first page of the license with a small photograph and signature of Montee on the second page. Pages three and four contain a request - printed in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian - for assistance to the pilot should it be needed. Moderate wear and rubbing to edges and spine; moderate age toning to interior pages. Generally fine.


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