Pilot's Log Book
5.5 in HIGH x 8.5 in WIDE x .5 in DEEP
(13.97 cm HIGH x 21.59 cm WIDE x 1.27 cm DEEP)
Gift of Jay Carlow

Jack Irwin, Not the Best But One of The Oldest

Pilot's Log Book by Jack Irwin: "Not The Best But One of The Oldest," all lettered in ink, probably by Irwin, on the front cover. The cover is also decorated with the logo for Irwin's company "Irwin Aircraft Co., Builders of the Meteorplane." Drawn on the back cover, also in black ink, and probably by Irwin, is a circular illustration of a bird tugging on a worm in front of a rising sun "The Early Bird, Member." The Early Birds was a group of aviators who flew prior to 1914. On the proper right side, the book is held together by a silver colored metal sliding brad system. Glued to the front inside cover is a "Ripley's Believe It or Not article, dated February 20, 1938 on Jack Irwin, newspaper clipping - "Jack Irwin Will Make Twent-fifth New Year's Flight" dated 1935, "Man With Wings", dated December 5, 1938 showing Irwing wearing a helmet and goggles and a puplished image of "Irwin Meteorplane FA-I," dated 1929. Glued inside the back cover is a newspaper clipping "In Other Days" showing a very young Jack Irwin (c. 1912-1914) in a "pusher type" plane. The log starts in June of 1930 and ends in September of 1941. To emphasize the 1941 date Irwin inserted a September 1941 calendar in his log book at the last entry. During World War II Irwin served as Eleventh U.S. Naval Aircraft District as final acceptance flight Inspector.

Used: Jack Irwin | Flying | Aviator | Flight instructor

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