Clay Lacy

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Birthday
14, 1932
Birthplace
Wichita, KS
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
Wichita, KS

About

Entrepreneur who founded Clay Lacy Aviation, an American business charter jet company, in 1968.

Before Fame

He began building model airplanes when he was five years old, and he flew his first actual airplane when he was 12.

Trivia

He became a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010. This honor recognized his achievements as a commercial pilot, military test pilot, world record-setting champion of air races, and entrepreneur of business aviation and aerial cinematography.

Family Life

He was born in Wichita, Kansas.

Associated With

He befriended fellow aircraft entrepreneur William Powell Lear and worked as a sales manager and pilot for Lear's aviation invention the Learjet. The Learjet became highly popular among entertainment industry professionals after actor/singer Frank Sinatra purchased one of them.