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Aviator got his start on local golf course

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Pioneer aviator Edward Bayard Heath tried to fly his first airplane at the Antlers golf course in Fort Johnson in 1910. Today, the golf course is called Rolling Hills. Heath was born in 1888 and raised in Amsterdam. His first airplane was built at the Johnson Machine Shop on Cedar Street with the help of Heath’s uncle and cousin, Chester and Frank Johnson. The Aviation Heritage website indicated Heath’s plane, patterned after a Bleriot monoplane, ...

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