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He soars silently
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated October 24, 1962 partially reads, "Jack Arkovich, 20-year-old Van Nuys glider pilot, admits there are dangers in flying a glider--a motorless airplane which uses air currents to stay off the ground. But most of the perils are made by man, not nature...Jack, an electrical mechanic at Lockheed Missiles in Van Nuys, was invited to be in Washington, D. C., today to accept a Golden C flying badge from the Soaring Society of America (SSA). The presentation is to be made at the Smithsonian Institution National Air Museum. He won't be able to accept his award in person, however, because he can't afford the trip or the time. But he says he is proud of the award."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Soaring Society of America
Associations, institutions, etc.--United States
Gliding and soaring--United States
Awards--United States
Air pilots--California--Los Angeles
Glider pilots--California--Los Angeles
Gliders (Aeronautics)--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Valley Times Collection photographs

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