Augustus Post

Augustus Thomas Post Jr. (8 December 1873 – 4 October 1952) was an American adventurer who distinguished himself as an automotive pioneer, balloonist, early aviator, writer, actor, musician and lecturer.wikipedia
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Aero Club of America

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Two years later he became the thirteenth man to fly solo in an airplane, and was an original founder of the Aero Club of America.
The Aero Club of America was a social club formed in 1905 by Charles Jasper Glidden and Augustus Post, among others, to promote aviation in America.

American Automobile Association

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He was the original founder of what is now the American Automobile Association (AAA), first known as the Auto Club of America.
In 1904, the AAA merged with the very first American automobile organization, the American Motor League under the direction of the first chairman, Augustus Post.

Glidden Tour

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He then bought one of the first cars ever made and helped found the Glidden Auto Tours, an automotive distance drive and competition used to promote a national highway system.
The Glidden Tours, also known as the National Reliability Runs, were promotional events held during the automotive Brass Era by the American Automobile Association (AAA) and organized by the group's chairman, Augustus Post.

Glenn Curtiss

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Post then worked with fellow AEA alumn Glenn Curtiss, developing innovations and flight testing his planes.
During the 1909–1910 period, Curtiss employed a number of demonstration pilots, including Eugene Ely, Charles K. Hamilton, Augustus Post, and Hugh Robinson.

Aerial Experiment Association

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The following year Post worked with Alexander Graham Bell’s Aerial Experiment Association where he represented the Aero Club and helped test new equipment and gliders.
Curtiss, the American motorcycle designer and manufacturer and a recognized expert on gasoline engines, was recruited as a member of the association, and his associate Augustus Post assisted as representative from the Aero Club of America.

Gordon Bennett Cup (ballooning)

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While working with Curtiss he also participated in the international Gordon Bennett Balloon Race
The 1908 race in Berlin saw the fall of the balloon Conqueror, flown by A. Holland Forbes and Augustus Post.

Alan R. Hawley

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Post's best known ballooning achievement was when he served as aide to Alan Hawley in the 1910 Gordon Bennett race flying the balloon “America II.” The race's ten balloons set off from St. Louis, Missouri; two days later, Post and Hawley landed in a remote, uninhabited area of Quebec near Lake St. John.
In 1910, he won the national race with his balloon America II alongside his aide and life-long friend Augustus Post.

Four Minute Men

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In addition to his service in Britain and France, Post was also a member of the Four Minute Men, a group of volunteers who worked for The Committee on Public Information, an independent government agency dedicated to promoting national awareness of and support for military actions.

Charles Lindbergh

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Post and Ortieg were criticized in the press for sending men to their deaths, but in 1927 Charles Lindbergh made the crossing.
Around the same time, French-born New York hotelier Raymond Orteig was approached by Augustus Post, secretary of the Aero Club of America, and prompted to put up a $25,000 award for the first successful nonstop transatlantic flight specifically between New York City and Paris (in either direction) within five years after its establishment.

A. Leo Stevens Parachute Medal

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Post established the A. Leo Stevens Parachute Medal in 1948.
It was first awarded to Joe Crane of Mineola, New York, on September 4, 1948, by Augustus Post at the Early Birds of Aviation banquet held in the Hotel Carter (Cleveland) in Cleveland, Ohio, during the National Air Race.

Airmail

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He organized events and exhibitions, worked at aviation schools, and persistently advocated for the creation of air mail service, which occurred in 1918.
The route, which ran between Washington, D.C., and New York City, with an intermediate stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was designed by aviation pioneer Augustus Post.

Fort Myer

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In that capacity he served as official timer for Orville Wright's historic 57-minute flight at Fort Myer, Virginia in 1908.

Alexander Graham Bell

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The following year Post worked with Alexander Graham Bell’s Aerial Experiment Association where he represented the Aero Club and helped test new equipment and gliders.

AEA June Bug

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He was present for the historic flight of the Curtiss June Bug and co-authored The Curtiss Aviation Book in 1912.

Amherst College

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Post attended Brooklyn Polytechnic, then went to Amherst College, where he competed as a speed walker in track and field.

Glee club

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He also sang second bass in the Glee Club and was a member of the banjo club and the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.

Alpha Delta Phi

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He also sang second bass in the Glee Club and was a member of the banjo club and the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity.

Harvard Law School

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He received a Masters of Arts in 1895 and then went to Harvard Law School from 1895-1896.

White Motor Company

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Two years later, Post commissioned his signature "White Steamer" from Thomas White, who founded the White Motor Company in 1900.

Pittsburgh

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In 1903 Post made a drive from Pittsburgh to New York City with friend R. H. Johnston.

Pennsylvania

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Though he noted the roads they travelled in Pennsylvania had loose stones and demanded cautious driving, the roads were not prone to washouts like those in New York State.

Lincoln Highway

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It would regain its original prestige and would have the distinction of being the first link in the transcontinental boulevard.” Post's vision of a coast to coast highway was made real ten years later with the development of the Lincoln Highway from New York to San Francisco, which did indeed run through Pittsburgh.

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

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He was pulled over by a policeman on a bicycle and informed that the Parks Commissioner had banned cars in the park because their noise and the scent of naphtha irritated the horses.

Naphtha

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He was pulled over by a policeman on a bicycle and informed that the Parks Commissioner had banned cars in the park because their noise and the scent of naphtha irritated the horses.