License, Pilot's, Henry A. Ilse

Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This black leather pilot's license was issued to Henry A. Ilse during World War I. Aero Club of America licenses required a demonstration of flight proficiency, and some Americans seeking to participate in the conflict learned to fly before the United States officially entered the war in April 1917.