I'm related to a pioneer pilot (and considered in his time to be one of the most daring of professionals) Archibald "Arch" Hoxsey. At one time, Arch set the world's altitude record when he rose to over 11,000 feet. He had the American record for sustained flight across country, making the non-stop 190 mile flight from Springfield Illinois to Clayton, Missouri on October 6th 1910, and there he took ex-President Roosevelt for a flight in St. Louis. The event is recorded in a silent movie you can watch below.
I wonder if Roosevelt blew chunks?
Video from: http://www.wrightexperience.com/
In the words of my Aunt Marj, "Arch was my grandmother's (your great granny's) 2d cousin several times removed. He was one of the Wright brothers' first 5 students. If you Google him on the internet you will find many articles and photos about Archie, including several with president Theodore Roosevelt. Incidentally, Teddy R. was the first president to fly in an airplane, and his pilot was Archie." This photo says it all...
You might say Arch was the first pilot of Air Force One. Archibald Hoxsey died on December 31, 1910 "..when returning to earth in a series of perilous glides."