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Mr. Ronnie Mitchell, Director

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Ray Page, aviation executive, put Lincoln, Nebraska, on the international map as a center of manufacturing, education, and promotion in the 1920s. Born in Friend, Nebraska, Page and his wife Ethel formed the Lincoln Standard Aircraft Company, which initially reconditioned surplus World War I airplanes for civilian use. The company soon began production and marketing of its own airplanes and the construction of one of Lincoln’s first commercial airfields.

Page’s company built one airplane a day­—as well as parts and accessories—for customers around the world. Models included the Lincoln Standard and Lincoln Page and the single-seat Lincoln Sport. Page opened the Lincoln Aircraft School in 1922. Its most famous graduate was pilot Charles Lindbergh.

 

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