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June 9, 1990
J. Parker Van Zandt, 96, an aviation pioneer who founded an airline company at the Grand Canyon and helped establish Pan American Airways' trans-Pacific routes. Van Zandt, who held the 17th pilot's license issued by the government, served on the Civil Aeronautics Board, was director of aviation research at the Brookings Institute and wrote widely on aviation. He began flying with the U.S. Signal Corps during World War I.
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June 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
J. Parker Van Zandt, an aviation pioneer who founded a scenic airline company at the Grand Canyon and established what is now Phoenix's main airport, has died in Santa Barbara, it was learned today. He was 96. He died at a rest home Sunday of complications of pneumonia. Van Zandt, who held federal pilot license No. 17, served on the Civil Aeronautics Board, was director of aviation research at the Brookings Institute and wrote widely on aviation. Van Zandt began flying as an officer with the U.
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