Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Passion for Aviation, A Desire to Change the World

I had the honor of knowing a true American hero
by Karl J.

When it was thought that Blacks were not intelligent enough to fly, Eleanor Roosevelt had one of the Tuskegee Airmen as her personal pilot. His name was Lewis Jackson. He was the dean of Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio, when I was a student there. We were friends. A quiet intelligent man, he researched the engineer Eiffel (tower in Paris) and his studies on the lift effect on flat plates. Dr. Jackson invented and built an airplane based on that science.