Walter Hinton Typed Letter "Signed" - 1927


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Wonderful two-page personal letter from Walter Hinton as President and Founder of the Aviation Institute of America.  Hinton is answering a letter from an aspiring young aviator who needed some encouragement as he recovered from a mishap and was attempting to get aviation employment.  Hinton's response is heart-felt and stirring.  

Walter Hinton, of course, is the well-known pilot of the NC-4 which was the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic in 1919.  He was awarded the Navy Cross and then a Congressional Gold Medal in 1929.  His autograph is not often available, especially on such a warm letter obviously authored by Hinton himself.

Condition is very good with typical toning and one small fold tear on the second page.  Included is the original envelope.