Edward Albert

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Edwin Albert Jr. was born in Huntington, Indiana back in 1904 to Edwin Albert Sr. and Katherine. In 1910, the family moved to Binghamton, New York.

In 1920, at 16 he took his first flying lesson. In 1927 he flew the first Cessna airplane ever delivered earning a living by barnstorming, charter flying and giving lessons.

He was one of the first people to use a plane for advertising by using lights on the wings to spell out a message. He also designed submersibles for underwater archeology and research. He died in 1981 in Binghamton, New York at 77.

What you may not know about Edwin Albert Link is that he is best known for inventing the flight simulator in 1929. He obtained more than 27 patents for aeronautic, navigation and oceanographic equipment. Not bad for a boy who never went to college, don’t you think? Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and pass it on.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Perhaps "Fast Eddie" had better things to do than go to college! Enjoy your day!

Nov 19, 2017 03:53 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray the flight simulator is a major contribution to improving the safety of air travel.... 

Nov 19, 2017 03:58 AM #2
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Not bad at all. A really good read and amzing guy.

Nov 19, 2017 04:55 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I don't think the lack of formal education can every slow down a genius.

Nov 19, 2017 05:06 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I knew the name Link, James as I have been in quite a few Link simulators in my time.

Nov 19, 2017 05:46 AM #5
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James... not bad at all for a boy who never went to college. Amazing, really.

Nov 19, 2017 05:53 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like quite the pioneer in the field and brought forth a lot of very useful ideas!

Nov 19, 2017 07:18 AM #7
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

James, I love hearing about people I have never known of. It makes my world bigger. Kudos to you for finding such treasures.

Nov 19, 2017 08:12 AM #8
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Not bad at all and I thought it was going to be a singing lesson!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 19, 2017 08:14 AM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

Clearly the lack of education did not have an impact on Edward Albert's talents.


Nov 19, 2017 08:47 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


For a moment, I thought I knew this one...Ron went to school with the sons of Eddie Albert, the actor!  LOL A

Nov 19, 2017 11:30 AM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I will pass this one on to Larry as he will be interested as a former pilot.

Nov 19, 2017 02:11 PM #12
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello James,

interesting post and Albert was quite smart with 27 patents and never completing college!

Nov 19, 2017 03:04 PM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I always seem to learn something new every day from your blog post about very thankful James Dray 

Nov 19, 2017 03:21 PM #14
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Very interesting James Dray Edwin Albert was another gentleman that I did not know about.

Nov 19, 2017 08:02 PM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James here you go again, I thought I knew another one of your historical figures I thought you would write about the Actor who played in "Green Acres" the TV show:)Endre

Nov 19, 2017 08:33 PM #16
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Interesting, James.  Edward was quote the innovator and a marketing pioneer... using lights on the wings for advertising.  Awesome.

Nov 20, 2017 07:00 AM #17
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

There are some geniuses that never went to college. It sounds like he was one of them. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 22, 2017 07:24 PM #18
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