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The Amazing Fairchild Aerials of Long Island

In appreciation of Fairchild's contributions to aerial surveys and Long Island aviation, several of my favorite Long Island Fairchild aerials have been posted on VanderbiltCupRaces.com.

Sherman Mills Fairchild (1896-1971) was an inventor, entreprenueur and a pioneer in aerial surveys and the aviation industry.

Enshrined by the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1979, he was honored "honored for his outstanding contributions to aviation by his development of practical aerial cameras that that were instrumental in the birth and growth of the aerial mapping and aerial surveying industries; for his development and production of early cabin monoplanes used in aerial mapping, by early airlines and bush pilots; and for his entrepreneurship in forming numerous business enterprises that produced a wide variety of aeronautical and astronautical related products for private, public and military use."

In appreciation of Fairchild's contributions to aerial surveys and Long Island aviation, his profile as posted on Butler County Warbirds, Inc. and several of my favorite Long Island Fairchild aerials have been posted on VanderbiltCupRaces.com.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Howard Kroplick

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