Hugh Robinson

Pilot, Inventor

1881 – 1963

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Who was Hugh Robinson?

Hugh Armstrong Robinson was a pioneer in the earliest days of aviation, combining his skills of inventor, pilot, and daredevil. Among other things, he is said to have been the third person to successfully fly an aircraft after the Wright Brothers in a plane of his own design and construction and the first person to make an air-sea rescue. His many firsts also include the first medical flight transporting a doctor to patient in Hammond, N.Y. in June of 1912 and first U.S. airmail flight in 1911. Robinson also devised the term and art of dive-bombing.

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Born
May 13, 1881
Neosho
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Missouri
Died
1963

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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