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By Tim Unruh
Salina Journal 

Kansas pilot receives Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award


October 5, 2018

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A yearning to soar through life on his own terms nudged Rex Russell into a career off the ground.

Most of his march has followed a unique beat, some 5,400 hours of it pushing pedals and riding on air thousands of feet above ground.

"I just like doing things different than everybody else," said the 85-year-old pilot from Mentor.

After graduating Canton High School in 1950, the young Russell got busy amassing a timeline packed with cherished experiences.

The journey's evolution, so far, unfolds at Rex's Antique Museum, 704 E. Mentor Road. More than 100 guests were expect...

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