Many times during my childhood years I heard my dad refer to Wiley Post and Barney Oldfield. These were among the heroes people admired in his day.
Today is the 76th anniversary of Post's completion of the first-ever-to-be-done solo flight around the world.
Post was to die just two years later along with his passenger, Will Rogers, in a crash at Point Barrow, Alaska.
Wiley Post 1898 - 1935 RIP