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Heroes of the Sky



Record Breakers

Schlee and Brock's "Greatest Flight"

Edward F. Schlee and William S. (Billy) Brock didn’t achieve their goal of flying around the world, but they became heroes nonetheless. Schlee was a Detroit oil millionaire with a thirst for flying. In 1927, he purchased the Stinson-Detroiter monoplane that he had just sponsored in the Ford Air Reliability Tour, changed its name from "Miss Wayco" to "Pride of Detroit," and enlisted the help of airmail and barnstorming pilot Billy Brock. Only two months after Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean, these two men hoped to circle the globe in 15 days—the first private citizens to embark on such an ambitious trip.

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