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Please invoke this link for a manuscript describing Standard Air Lines and some of its pilots (PDF download, 670KB).

Review the pages on this site for Paul Richter and Jack Frye for more information about Standard Air Lines.

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Your copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register with all the pilots' signatures and helpful cross-references to pilots and their aircraft is available at the link. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.

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http://www.cafepress.com/content/global/img/spacer.gifThe Congress of Ghosts is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of www.dmairfield.org and the 10th year of effort on the project dedicated to analyze and exhibit the history embodied in the Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ. This book includes over thirty people, aircraft and events that swirled through Tucson between 1925 and 1936. It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders. Order your copy at the link.

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Military Aircraft of the Davis Monthan Register, 1925-1936 is available at the link. This book describes and illustrates with black & white photographs the majority of military aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. The book includes biographies of some of the pilots who flew the aircraft to Tucson as well as extensive listings of all the pilots and airplanes. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author, while supplies last.

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Art Goebel's Own Story by Art Goebel (edited by G.W. Hyatt) is written in language that expands for us his life as a Golden Age aviation entrepreneur, who used his aviation exploits to build a business around his passion.  Available as a free download at the link.

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Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race is available at the link. What was it like to fly from Oakland to Honolulu in a single-engine plane during August 1927? Was the 25,000 dollar prize worth it? Did the resulting fame balance the risk? For the first time ever, this book presents the pilot and navigator's stories written by them within days of their record-setting adventure. Pilot Art Goebel and navigator William V. Davis, Jr. take us with them on the Woolaroc, their orange and blue Travel Air monoplane (NX869) as they enter the hazardous world of Golden Age trans-oceanic air racing.

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Clover Field: The First Century of Aviation in the Golden State. With the 100th anniversary in 2017 of the use of Clover Field as a place to land aircraft in Santa Monica, this book celebrates that use by exploring some of the people and aircraft that made the airport great.

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THE HAROLD B. "HAP" RUSSELL

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Image Grouping ID: Hap Russell

This series of nine images features Hap Russell at different times in his flying career, from the early 1920s to the 1930s.

Below, the first airplane he ever owned and flew, a Curtiss Jenny, taken at San Diego, CA.

Hap Russell & His Curtiss Jenny
Hap Russell & His Curtiss Jenny

Below, Hap Russell (R) and two unidentified persons at Burdette Flying School.

Hap Russell (R) at Burdette Flying School, Date Unknown
Hap Russell at Burdette Flying School

Below, Hap Russell with a Standard Air Lines craft, probably one of the Fokker Univerals or Super Universals. Exact location unidentified, but date is probably 1928. This is what he looked like when he brought Standard Air Lines passengers to Tucson. He landed at the Airfield and signed the Register 83 times, more than any other pilot.

Hap Russell with a Standard Air Lines Craft
Hap Russell with a Standard Air Lines Craft

Below, a formal portrait of Russell in his Standard Air Lines uniform.

Hap Russell in His Standard Air Lines Uniform
Hap Russell in His Standard Air Lines Uniform

Below, a classic "pre-flight" image. The airplane looks like a Fokker F-10, probably during his early American Airways service (compare his cap to the one here).

Hap Russell in Classic "Pre-flight" Image
Hap Russell in Classic "Pre-flight" Image

.Below, formal portrait taken January 9, 1935 in American Airlines uniform.

Hap Russell January 9, 1935
Hap Russell January 9, 1935

Below, publicity shot taken April 2, 1936 to commemorate his 15th anniversary as a pilot and 10,200 hours of flight time. Image location is Glendale, CA. Compare this image with the finished news clipping here.

Publicity Shot Taken April 2, 1936
Publicity Shot Taken April 2, 1936

Below, data from the back of the publicity shot, above, taken April 2, 1936. This image was enhanced in contrast to improve readability.

Publicity Shot Taken April 2, 1936
Publicity Shot Taken April 2, 1936

Below, Hap Russell in a formal American Air Lines portrait during the late 1930s. Compare his lapel pin with these two images.

Hap Russell in the late 1930s
Hap Russell in the Late 1930s

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