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Jack Frye

Trans-World Airlines

1934 - 1947

Transportation

1930 b. 1904
male
Personal
Born-Died1904 - 1959
BirthplaceOklahoma (OK)
RaceWhite
FatherFarmer / Rancher
Era - 1930

In 1935, Frye began to experiment with high-altitude flying, and by 1940, Trans-World Airlines had a fleet of Boeing Stratocruisers built to cruise at high altitude. In 1944, Frye flew from Burbank, California to Washington D.C. in a Lockheed Constellation, a triple rudder transport, in 6 hours and 58 minutes, a record at that time. In 1945, Frye gained authorization for Trans-World Airlines to begin flights to Europe, setting off a price war for European flights among the three major American airlines.