Howard Neff, Sr.


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1 photograph(s): b & w; 5" x 7"

Biographical Sketch

Howard J. Neff, Sr. was an air corps cadet at Carlstrom Field in Class 45E. Neff flew the AT6 in Basic Flying School and in Advanced Flying School. His last active duty was at Brooks Field in San Antonio, Texas where he did flight testing in the AT6. After the leaving the service Neff had two Air Coupes and a Cessna 172. In his business he had two Aero Commander Twins in which he acquired 500 hours of flight time. Neff retired from flying at age 63 and has acquired 2000 hours in 50 - 60 different airplanes.

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Howard Neff in a Stearman PT-17 on the day of his first solo flight at Carlstrom. It all started with Embry-Riddle at Carlstrom Field in 1942. Neff is now 85 and flying Microsoft Flight Simulator. "It's been a good life".