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The Collection: People: Walter Brookins

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Wright transitional at base of ramp, Atlantic City, New Jersey.Portrait of Walter BrookinsPostcard of Walter Brookins flying over the surf in New Jersey, with Frank Coffyn as passenger.
Walter Brookins (center) and unidentified men in front of Wright transitional aircraft.Spencer Crane, Walter Brookins and Arch Hoxsey prepare to start a Wright transitional aircraft, Montgomery, Alabama.Frank Coffyn and Walter Brookins setting Wright transitional aircraft on launching rail, Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Walter Brookins (top), Frank Coffyn (middle), and Ralph Johnstone (bottom) on each others' shoulders.Walter Brookins and Frank Coffyn in discussion, Atlantic City, New Jersey.Frank Coffyn, Walter Brookins, and Griffith Brewer in a field.
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Wright exhibition team pilot and instructor. Born Dayton, Ohio July 11, 1888. Died April 29, 1953. Brookins had known the Wrights from age four, and had been a student of Katharine Wright. Brookins was the first to be trained by Orville Wright, and was one of the most daring and accomplished of all the Wright team. He retired from aviation and spent his later yers in the automotive service industry.


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