Sunday, October 18, 2009

Paul Siedenburg Receives FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

Paul Siedenburg
People gathered at the Des Moines International Airport in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, September 24, 2009 to see Paul Siedenburg receive FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50+ years of safe flying. This type of award honors people who have contributed and maintained safe flight operations for 50+ years. Paul Siedenburg's first ride was in a Ford Tri Motor in Savanna, Illinois.
He barnstormed in a Waco UPF-8 at someones farm. His career began in the United States Air Corps in 1943 and soloed on July 14, 1943 at Stamford, Texas. He bought a Waco UPF biplane. Paul Siedenburg is accident free for 65 years and 7,000 hours of flying. Congratulations Paul Siedenburg!

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