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Lesh, Lawrence J.
Lawrence J. Lesh made his first flight in a glider in Chicago in 1906 at the age of 14. In 1908 he had an accident withhis glider at Morris Park, New York, which confined him to hospital for over seven months. Though only a boy of 17 years, Lesh had done a great deal of experimental gliding from the age of 14. He held the world's record, having made a flight of more than six miles in length over the St. Lawrence River, towed by a motorboat.

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