Andrew A. Risser, born in Wisner, Nebraska in 1894, learned to fly in 1926 and established the
Norfolk Flying School in 1928. In his forty years as a pilot, Risser flew crop dusting operations, air tours, airmail
flights, barnstorming, Civil Defense black-out inspections, law enforcement
aerial searches, and other emergency flights. He was honored by the Daniel
Guggenheim Foundation for Outstanding
Achievements in the Promotion of Aviation in Norfolk, Nebraska, designated Mr.
Norfolk Aviation by the Chamber of Commerce and dubbed Best Cub Pilot in the World by
William Piper. Risser retired from flying in 1966
after teaching 2,300 student pilots and logging 21,000 hours of flight time.