Cornelius Coffey

STEM Career: Aeronautical Mechanic and Licensed Pilot

Significant Contribution/s: First African American to be licensed as both a pilot and aeronautical mechanic; established his own flight training school, the Coffey School of Aeronautics, in Chicago.

Birth: September 6, 1903

Death: March 2, 1994

Picture: https://airandspace.si.edu/webimages/640/91-6606_640.jpg

Learn more:

http://www.blackpast.org/aah/coffey-cornelius-r-1903-1994

http://pioneersofflight.si.edu/content/cornelius-coffey

http://pioneersofflight.si.edu/content/coffey-school-aeronautics

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