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Aero Club of America Medal
Date: ca. 1908
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall (Medal): 3 in. (7.6 cm)
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Bronze struck medal with obverse showing accolated clothed busts of W. Wright, at left, and O. Wright, at right, facing left and labelled respectively: "W. WRIGHT/SEP. 21. 1908/LE MANS/FRANCE " and: "O. WRIGHT/SEP. 9 . 1908/FORT/MYERVA . /V.S.A."; legend above: "AERO . CLVB . OF . AMERICA." Reverse depicts an airplane above, with logo of the Aero Club of America with date "1905" at bottom.
Object Number: 1944.345
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower center: "V.D.BrennerSc."

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Founded in 1905, the Aero Club of America was the first group in the country to set standards for pilot's licenses. The Wright Brothers' first official statement that they had solved the problem of mechanical flight was made to the Aero Club. In 1922, the Club joined with other flying clubs to found the National Aeronautic Association.