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FRANK M. BRYANT
-1965
 
 
Frank M. Bryant
 
   

 
 
WALDO MEETS FRANK BRYANT AT NORTH BEACH, 1912
Personal Recollections of Waldo Waterman

Another man that I had some contact with was Frank Bryant. With Roy Francis, he had a twin-tractor biplane that was sort of a Wright-hybrid but more flexible in its handling. I'd first met him at North Island in 1912 when he'd inspected my tractor biplane. He was a very unusual aviator who could seemingly get into almost any airplane, regardless of the seven or eight different control systems then used, and do a very capable job of flying. This unique ability didn't apply to most pilots, and caused many to come to grief.
From WALDO: Pioneer Aviator
 

 
 
FRANK M. BRYANT

     Word comes from the Pacific Coast that Early Bird Frank M. Bryant of 2631 Seventh Street, Morro Bay, California, suffered a severe stroke some time around the first of December. He was confined in the San Louis Obispo General Hospital in California. He is expected to be transferred to a rest home later. His Morro Bay address will reach him through the mails.
From The Early Birds of Aviation CHIRP
December, 1964, Number 71
 

 
 
FRANK BRYANT ON THE AEROFILES WEBSITE
You will find a brief reference to Frank
on the AEROFILES website.
You can access that reference by clicking on:
Frank Bryant
and using the "Find" function on "Bryant"
 

 
 
 
 
Frank M. Bryant died in 1965
From The Early Birds of Aviation
Roster, 1996
 

 
  Highly Recommended Further Reading:
 
WALDO: Pioneer Aviator
A Personal History of American Aviation, 1910-1944
by Waldo Dean Waterman
with Jack Carpenter
Arsdalen, Bosch & Co.
 

 
 
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