Holder of world record for total airplane pilot time with a total of more than 53,000 flying hours logged. Ed Long's flying career began when he soloed in a Taylor E-2 Cub in 1933 after one hour and forty minutes of instruction. He served as an aircraft mechanic during World War II. During his post-war career he has served as flight instructor, charter and corporate pilot and performed power line patrol. Ed probably has record for most flying time below 200 feet. He is past president of the Alabama Wing )X-5 and the Montgomery Air Safety Council. He has been activ ein the Montgomery Aero Club, Silver Wings Club and the Quiet Birdment. he is still flying more than 100 hours every month.