I would like to bring back into this generation's minds eye the forgotten American hero Douglas Corrigan, better known as Wrong Way Corrigan.
I took a poll recently and asked if people ever heard of Wrong Way. Most people think of him as some nut that flew the wrong way somewhere but he was much much more.
In the words of the New York Times article from July 17, 1938....
"Douglas Corrigan claims his place in the annals of aviation history when he "mistakenly" flies from New York to Ireland. With a single flight, Corrigan breaks the law, charms the Irish, becomes an American hero and earns an unforgettable nickname.""
Douglas Corrigan passed away at the age of 88 on December 15, 1995
I dedicate this blog to him.
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See the WrongWay story on my website's home page. I have lots of hero's but he is one who ""Got it Done"" on a shoe string budget and also contributed to aviation.(military test pilot and flight instructor)I have been in model and full scale aviation
Ormond Beach, FL
From New York to Ireland
Building models at age 10. Private pilot on my 16th Birthday, Commercial on my 18th, and held a letter from FAA at age 21.5 for ATP (age requirement of 23) because they changed the regs and I was already flying Commercial Part 135-2 routes and would