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Warren E. Eaton and the Emergence of Soaring
in New York State
Coauthor Elise B. Eaton
This monograph is a comprehensive biography of Warren E. Eaton (1888-1934) and his impact on the emergence of civilian soaring (gliding) in the United States during the Interwar Period. Eaton was a co-founder and the first president of the Soaring Society of America, a fighter pilot with the 103rd Aero Squadron (the successor to the Lafayette Escadrille which displayed the famous Indian Head insignia) in the First World War, a life-long resident of Norwich, New York, and a successful businessman.