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    • W.E. Baker securing the flag stop signal at Holbrook airport

    • Unknown
    • Aircraft; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • W.E. Baker securing the flag stop signal at Holbrook, Arizona in 1929. Western Air Express put down for passengers and express "on flag" and sometimes for emergencies. The large canvas marker signified that business was waiting and made an...
    • Western Air Express Sikorsky Amphibian refueling at Kingman

    • Ed Betts
    • Airplanes; Seaplanes -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950.
    • The Western Air Express S-38 Sikorsky was probably the first amphibian aircraft to visit Kingman's Berry Field. In June of 1928, Western Air Express purchased Pacific Marine Airways and this aircraft is enroute from the factory to its destined...
    • Wreckage of biplane at Phoenix Municipal airport

    • Ira Pirtle
    • Aircraft Accidents; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950.
    • The unfortunate end of a flat spin at Phoenix Municipal Airport. The flight instructor Bill Langdon was killed and the owner Louis Gay was seriously wounded. An investigation by the newly formed Aeronautics Branch of the Department of Commerce...
    • U.S. Army world cruiser Chicago

    • Unknown
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The U.S. Army Douglas World Cruiser Chicago at Tucson Municipal Airport, September 21, 1924.
    • Didier Masson's Sonora

    • McKinney, Fred A.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The Sonora, ready to start on a bombing expedition over Guaymas. Didier Masson is in the pilot's seat on the right side of the aircraft and to his left in a dark suit is the unidentified bombadier, possibly Gustavo Salinas or B. Alcalde.
    • Biplane with dangling stuntman at Van Buren airport

    • E.D. Newcomer
    • Air Shows; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The Reinhart and Whelan Standard flown over Phoenix by Howard Reinhart and dangling a stunt performer believed to be "Sarah" Bernhardt, giving a weekend show to the crowd.
    • Wreckage of Lockheed biplane at Gila Bend

    • Denham Scott
    • Airplanes; Aircraft Accidents; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • The Lockheed F-1 at Gila Bend following the failure of its right engine shortly after take off.
    • Twin-engine biplane bomber at Yuma

    • Unknown
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • The first multi-engine airplane to land at Yuma. No further information given on original photo but the aircraft is possibly the Curtiss-Martin NBS-1 type, one of four Marine bombers under Captain Gieger that left San Diego for Quantico, Virginia...
    • Passengers boarding biplane at Central and Roanoke

    • Bernard Whelan
    • Airplanes; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • The elegant and comfortable Reinhart and Whelan's Wright OW-1 Aerial Coupe loading passengers at Central and Roanoke Airport during the winter of 1925-1926.
    • General Calles' Christofferson biplane

    • McKinney, Fred A.
    • Airplanes, Military--History; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Pilot Lawrence W. Brown and unidentified others with Christofferson biplane in the summer of 1915. The plane dropped leaflets and a dummy bomb on the U.S. infantry camp at Nogales, Arizona on July 31, 1915.
    • The first airplane in Kingman

    • Unknown
    • Air Shows; Airplanes, Military--History; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • One of the three big DH-4 airplanes visiting Kingman from Ellington Air Base, Texas was teh first airplane in Kingman on February 22, 1919. The aircraft gave both Kingman and Oatman their first air shows and the next day flew to Peach Springs and...
    • Women with wreckage of Lockheed biplane at Gila Bend

    • Denham Scott
    • Airplanes; Aircraft Accidents; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Left to right are an unidentified woman, Betty Boyle Smith, and Mrs. U.L. Logan. Smith was a nurse and the wife of Dr. Richard Smith who were spending their vacation hunting and fishing when this accident happened. On account of their help and...
    • Arizona's First Sanctioned Air Mail

    • Unknown
    • Air mail service -- United States; United States Postal Service; Air Pilots; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Katherine Stinson picking up Arizona's first sanctioned air mail at the Pima County Fairgrounds in her Partridge-Keller Looper. The mail would be delivered by dropping it at a vacant lot behind the receiving post office.
    • 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.
    • Howard Rinehart with biplane

    • E.D. Newcomer
    • Air Pilots; Airports; Arizona--History--1912-1950
    • Howard Rinehart, partner in the Rinehart Whelan Co. at 24th St. and Van Buren Airport during the winter of 1927-1928.
    • Passengers and locals with first scheduled airliner at Holbrook

    • Unknown
    • Aircraft; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Group of first passengers, local and county officials, and station personnel with the first scheduled air carrier to land at Holbrook. The Western Air Express F-10 Fokker had left Los Angeles at eight o' clock and the total scheduled time to...
    • DePinedo's Santa Maria at Roosevelt Lake

    • Unknown
    • Airplanes; Seaplanes -- History; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950.
    • DePinedo's Santa Maria was the first seaplane to land in Arizona. It landed at Roosevelt Lake on April 5, 1927.
    • Mayse air service Spirit of Tucson at Safford

    • E.D. Newcomer
    • Aircraft; Airports; Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950
    • Charlie Mayse's B-1 Ryan Brougham at Safford, probably in 1929. These production models were touted as "sister ships" to the Spirit of St. Louis which made fine advertising but was not exactly correct as the aircraft were similar but not the same...

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