20 April 2015

Autogyro lands at White House; pilot receives award (1931)

"Pilot Jim Ray, flying the Pitcairn PCA-2 autogyro plane, is first aviator to descent in front of White House. President Hoover presents Collier Cup, for greatest aeronautical achievement of year, to the flier and Harold F. Pitcairn, head of Pitcaim-Cierva Autogyro Company."
From an era when the White House was "everybody's house."


  1. I would presume that Mr. Ray actually checked with someone appropriate before he actually did it.

  2. When the emperor's security bubble was much smaller.


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