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Mon, 08.15.1938

The First Black Airplane Pilot in America is Registered

Cornelius Coffey, teaching

On this date in 1938, Cornelius Coffey became the first registered Black pilot.

Coffey obtained his commercial license (#36609) to teach at Curtiss-Wright and then at his school in Chicago.

To become a Pilot


Air and


Giacinta Bradley Koontz, aviation historian, magazine columnist, and author. DOM

Photo Courtesy of Robbins History Museum

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