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    • Oral History with Rob Chilcoat, January 21 and 28, 2011

    • Oral History with Rob Chilcoat, January 21 and 28, 2011
    • Chilcoat, Rob
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Rob Chilcoat was born and raised in the Kingman, Arizona area. He talks about the places his family lived while his father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Chilcoat joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and was stationed in England. He is the...
    • Unloading a biplane at the Phoenix docks

    • Unloading a biplane at the Phoenix docks
    • Charles Hirst
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • A Kinner American Eagle being unloaded from a boxcar at the Phoenix railroad docks. Shipping by train was just as economical as flying and offered less exposure to the aircraft. The wings and props were crated and the fuselage covered and wheels...
    • Winter at Red Butte

    • Winter at Red Butte
    • Irving Kravitz
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • A winter storm arrives at Red Butte Airport.
    • Wreckage of Martin Jensen's plane near Payson

    • Wreckage of Martin Jensen's plane near Payson
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Jensen's B-1 Ryan following its controlled crash in the top of a large oak tree in Hell's Canyon near Payson, Arizona. Jensen and Leo the MGM Flying Lion survived the crash with discomfort but no serious injuries.
    • Mexican C-38 Stearman Biplanes near Naco, Sonora

    • Mexican C-38 Stearman Biplanes near Naco, Sonora
    • Fred Valenzuela
    • Airplanes, Military -- History; Aeronautics -- Arizona
    • Mexican C-28 Stearmans at Naco, Sonora during the Escobar Rebellion. The fourth aircraft is possibly an Eaglerock from Phoenix. The government airport in Naco was east of town on a cleared area near the cemetery and the Rebels used the Cananea...
    • Falcon attach biplanes at Douglas municipal

    • Falcon attach biplanes at Douglas municipal
    • Walter Johnson
    • Airplanes, Military -- History; Aeronautics -- Arizona
    • During March and April of 1929, twelve Curtiss A-3s from the 90th squadron of the 3rd attack group with six bombers from the 12th Observation Squadron were stationed along the border. Here eleven of the A-3s are shown at Douglas International...
    • Aerial view of Sky Harbor

    • Aerial view of Sky Harbor
    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Sky Harbor's field was built by Scenic Airways Inc. in 1928-29 and purchased by Acme when the builders left town following the depression. East and west about 5,000 feet were available and north-south a short half mile was usable by dodging the...
    • "White Cafe" Fokker tri-motor at Clemenceau

    • "White Cafe" Fokker tri-motor at Clemenceau
    • Marcus Rawlins
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • This picture and two others of the flying billboard is dated 1934. There were White Cafes in Clarkdale, Flagstaff, and Prescott and most larger communities in the state had Chrysler dealers so this was a worthwhile venture for the unknown owners...
    • Hanger at Douglas International

    • Hanger at Douglas International
    • Walter Johnson
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • The new 100 by 120 foot hangar at Douglas International Airport about 1035. The field manager's house, American Airlines officer, and Weather Bureau are at left center of the photograph.
    • Phoenix Flying Club at Florence

    • Phoenix Flying Club at Florence
    • LuCeille Baker
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Members of the Phoenix Flying club at Florence Airport on April 6, 1935. The active section of the airport is behind the parked aircraft and the dirt road in the foreground leads to the highway into town.
    • Phoenix Flying Club at Mormon Lake

    • Phoenix Flying Club at Mormon Lake
    • LuCeille Baker
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Airports -- Arizona; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • The "airport" at Mormon Lake is the Boggus pasture at the north end of the lake and near the summer home of the Shackelfords where the club came to stay for the week. NS21 was the Kinnear Playboy registered to Dept. of Commerce inspector E.V....
    • Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fix Flyer at Willcox

    • Cal Rodgers and the Vin Fix Flyer at Willcox
    • Parks, Harry
    • Airplanes; Air Pilots; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Cal Rodgers just prior to his take off from Willcox to Tucson on November 1, 1911. He was the first coast to coast pilot and the first to land in Willcox.
    • Northrop alpha mail plane forced landing near Leupp

    • Northrop alpha mail plane forced landing near Leupp
    • LuCeille Wallace
    • Aeronautics--Arizona--History; Air Mail Service -- United States; Aircraft Accidents
    • Carburetor ice caused this forced landing in February 1932 about 7 miles east of Leupp. The Northrop Alpha was hauled to Winslow for repairs, pilot Harlan Hall rode away from the crash on horseback, and the mail was rescued by a truck.
    • Pegasus at the First Bisbee Air Show

    • Pegasus at the First Bisbee Air Show
    • Doherty, Ralph B.
    • Airplanes; Air Pilots; Aeronautics--Arizona--History; Air Shows
    • Didier Masson's Pegasus in front of the Warren Country Club in Bisbee, Arizona. The wheel control and interplane ailerons indicate curtiss influence, and as Masson worked for Glenn Martin at this time it was doubtless manufactured by him. The...
    • DH-4 at liberty bond flying circus

    • DH-4 at liberty bond flying circus
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Air Pilots; Aeronautics--Arizona--History; Air Shows
    • A DH-4 at the Phoenix Liberty Bond Flying Circus on May 9, 1919 at the state fairgrounds. The couple beside the airplane appear to be Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Hirst.
    • Charles Hamilton and biplane at Tucson

    • Charles Hamilton and biplane at Tucson
    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Air Pilots; Aeronautics--Arizona--History; Air Shows
    • Charles Hamilton ready for flight for Tucson Air show at Drachman's Elysian Grove on February 19, 1910
    • Men with two horse hitch glider

    • Men with two horse hitch glider
    • Hansen, H.B.
    • Airplanes; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • A.M. Williams is in the driver's seat of this converted two horse hitch glider with a ground of men and a rattlesnake in the foreground.
    • Early two horse hitch glider

    • Early two horse hitch glider
    • Stovekin, Leo
    • Aeronautics--Arizona--History; Airplanes
    • This early glider still requires help from the horses to coax the machine into the air. The crew from far left is Ben Goodsell, the three Bowdens, and to far right is Judge Forte.

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