Flight Club

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The Flight Club (1931-1935) at William & Mary is believed to be the first such club at a college. The Flight Club won the Loening Trophy in inter-collegiate flying competition in 1933 and a second prize of $100 in 1934. As of 1978, the Loening Trophy with William and Mary inscribed on it was at the National Space Museum. William and Mary was one of the few colleges with a Department of Aeronautics.

View Flight Club Trophy from the University Archives Artifact Collection at [1]

View Flight Club Patch from the University Archives Artifact Collection at [2]


  • Flight School, University Archives Subject File, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, William & Mary.

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