The photo was taken on 1936-07-06, likely in Elmira NY, during a gliding contest where he proved his skill soaring through the air.
Jay is the third from left, after his (likely) daughter Lucretia herself an aviation pioneer.
JB set a DURATION class record in that year: Two SEATER-8 hours 48 minutes--Albert C. Slatter, Jay Buxton, Buxton "Transporter" sailplane, at Elmira, N. Y., July 4, 1936.
His glider was used to set two other records:
DISTANCE: Two SEATER-25 miles, Albert C. Slatter, John Batterson, Buxton "Transporter" sailplane, Elmira, N. Y., June 28, 1936.
ALTITUDE: Two SEATER-5,967 feet, Albert C. Slatter, John Batterson, Buxton "Transporter" sailplane, Elmira, N. Y., June 28, 1936.
Jay B's records:
Jay Buxton's daughter Lucretia, a pilot:
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