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Oliver Andre Rosto

A Life Dedicated To Aviation

Highlights

  • Born 1881 in Hemne

(Norway)

  • Emigrated 1902 to USA
  • Founder of "Driver's Club of Duluth
  • Visited Paris and saw Blériot fly
  • 1913 flew his own monoplane
  • Inspector at Civil Aviation Authority
  • Worked for CAA in London, UK
  • Worked for AEMCO/Trans Ocean Air Lines
  • 1960: Rosto stopped working
  • Flew as co-pilot on the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (87 years old)
  • 1972: Rosto passed away in peace

Oliver Andre Rosto

A Life Dedicated To Aviation

Introduction

 

The Norse-American aviator Oliver Andre Rosto

(1881-1972) was the first Norwegian to design, construct and fly a monoplane. The first flight of this monoplane (later christened “Duluth No 1″) was on February 26, 1913 from the ice of Lake Superior at Duluth, Minesota, USA.

 

After this flight Oliver Andre Rosto was mainly active in the world aviation and worked as inspector for the Curtiss Aeroplane & Engine Factory in the USA, for Ericson Aircraft Ltd. in Baltimore and from 1928 to 1952 for the Civil Aeronautic Authority. At the age of 71 he started to work for Transocean Air Lines and its subsidiary the Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance Company – AEMCO.

 

This website will try to give the reader a short introduction of his life and work. In October 2011 the biography about the fascinating life of Oliver Andre Rosto has been published. The book has been written in the English language. If you want to have a look at the book?

 

Check this link: Digital-book version

 

 

Kind regards

Rob J. M. Mulder

 

Introduksjon

 

Den norskamerikanske flyveren Oliver Andre Rosto (1881-1972) var den første nordmannen som designet, bygde og fløy et monoplan. Den 26. februar 1913 gjennomførte han med dette monoplanet (senere døpt til ”Duluth No 1”) sin første flytur. Han startet fra isen på Lake Superior ved Duluth, Minnesota, USA.

 

Etter denne flyvningen fant Oliver Andre Rosto nesten utelukkende arbeid innen luftfart og han jobbet da blant annet som inspektør ved Curtiss Aeroplane & Engine Factory i USA, for Ericson Aircraft Ltd. i Baltimore og fra 1928 til 1952 for Civil Aeronautic Authority. På en alder av 71 begynte han å jobbe for Transocean Air Lines og dets datterselskap Aircraft Engineering & Maintenance Company – AEMCO.

 

Denne websiden vil gjerne gi leseren en kort oversikt over hans liv og arbeid. I oktober 2011 ble biografien om livet til Oliver Andre Rosto publisert. Boken har blitt skrevet på engelsk.

Vil du se litt av boken?

 

 

Sjekk denne linken: Digital-book version

 

Med vennlig flyhilsen

Rob J.M. Mulder

 

(c) European Airlines Rob Mulder, Norway, 2015