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The materials in this collection were donated to the Special Collections unit of the Lakeland Public Library by some of the thousands of cadets, instructors, and military and civilian staff (or surviving family members) assigned to the Lodwick School of Aeronautics in Lakeland and Lodwick Aviation Military Academy in Avon Park. The donations were generated as a result of an exhibit at the Lakeland Public Library and the publication of Pilots in the Sun, a pictorial history of the two schools by former Special Collections Librarian, Waneta Sage-Gagne.

More than eighty former cadets, instructors, and staff from the two schools donated originals or photocopies of photographs, letters home, samples of v-mail, diplomas, flight log books, identification cards, shoulder patches, written and oral reminiscences of their days at the schools, flight manuals, school yearbooks and other publications, and a cadet's uniform cap.

 
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