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Jerome "Jerry" Lederer.(North America report)(obituary)(Obituary)

Jerome "Jerry" Lederer, who organized the Flight Safety Foundation and whose life spanned the breadth of powered flight, died in Feb. in Laguna Hills, Calif. He was 101. Nicknamed "Mr. Aviation Safety," Lederer helped to improve the crashworthiness of US Air Mail Service aircraft in the 1920s, inspected the Spirit of St. Louis the day before Charles Lindbergh's solo transatlantic crossing in 1927 and pushed through the regulation requiring flight data recorders aboard commercial aircraft while serving as director of the Civil Aeronautics Board Safety Bureau in the 1940s. …

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