John F. Kennedy Takes Flight at Embry-Riddle

Evidence Shows President John F. Kennedy Learned to Fly at Embry-Riddle's Seaplane Base in 1944

President John F. Kennedy trained at an Embry-Riddle seaplane base in 1944, before having back surgery days later and then being retired from the service.

Just in Time for the 101st Anniversary of Kennedy's Birthday on May 29, Flight Logs and Other Data Reveals He Flew Solo in Just Ten Days

New documents have come to light indicating one of the most famous men in history, U.S. President John F. Kennedy, learned to fly at an Embry-Riddle seaplane base in Miami during World War II. The training took place over 10 days in 1944.

The findings, verified by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Archivist Kevin Montgomery, have been corroborated by presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, author of the forthcoming book, American Moonshot: JFK and the Great Space Race.


After seeing the evidence, I'm convinced the flight logbook is authentic and proves that John F. Kennedy trained with Embry-Riddle. He had a love of aviation and coastal areas, so it all makes sense.
Douglas Brinkley (Presidential Historian)

History Discovered Through Flight Logs