The US Army purchased its first heavier-than-air aircraft, a Wright
Model A, in 1908. It was allocated the serial number 1. Further
Army aircraft were assigned serial numbers in sequence of their
"I'm just totally dumbfounded... to hear that a reward
was made and the level of the reward being so significant. It is
just kind of stunning that Hugh or I were not mentioned or included
in any sort of thing like that..."
Source: Tim Nelson, who along with Pan Am
International Flight Academy coworker Hugh Sims contacted the FBI
in August 2001 regarding the suspicious behavior of Zacarias
Moussaoui, a student at the time. The US State Department recently
rewarded a third Pan Am flight instructor, Clarence (Clancy)
Prevost, $5 million for tipping off the FBI to Moussaoui's actions,
one month before the 9/11 attacks.