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Pioneer Aviators in Hawaii

A number of amazing airmen contributed to the rise of aviation in Hawaii. Lt. Ben Cassiday was the first person to parachute from a balloon on October 22, 1921. Civilian Charles Stoufer started a flying school in 1920 and delivered the first daily newspaper to Maui in October 1923. Sun Yet Young was the first Hawaii resident to earn a pilot's license. Hickam Field was later named for Lt. Col. Horace Hickam.
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