Flying School | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Flying School

Flying School | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A ground school conducted by Princeton University for students who wished to enlist in the Army Air Service. During World War I most American aviators were college students, although the best known flyer, Eddie Rickenbacker, was not. Here an Air Service officer demonstrates the correct way to start the propeller on a trainer airplane. The Curtiss JN-4, or Jenny, as it was commonly known, was used for training in the United States, but not for combat.
DESCRIPTION
A ground school conducted by Princeton University for students who wished to enlist in the Army Air Service. During World War I most American aviators were college students, although the best known flyer, Eddie Rickenbacker, was not. Here an Air Service officer demonstrates the correct way to start the propeller on a trainer airplane. The Curtiss JN-4, or Jenny, as it was commonly known, was used for training in the United States, but not for combat.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10762
Creation Date: May 1917
Creator Name:American Press Association
City:Princeton
County:
State:New Jersey
Collection Name:World War I news agency photographs, 1914-1918
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:PH 2506 Folder 10D
Original Dimensions:9.25 x 7 inches
SUBJECTS
Universities and colleges
Air pilots, Military
Airplane, Military
Military training camps
World War, 1914-1918
Men
Shoes
Coats
Hats
Outdoor photography

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