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There is no data for xx in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.


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NC1929 landed once at Tucson, Tuesday, February 28, 1928. It was flown by Frank Hover, who would become a Braniff Airlines pilot six months later in September, 1928. He carried two passengers identified as C.H. Everest and L.H. Pushand. Based at Oklahoma City, OK, they were westbound from El Paso, TX to Los Angeles, CA.

This airplane is among those making their way into the Braniff Airlines fleet after its mergers with Hanford/Mid-Continent, Bowen and Long & Harmon Airlines. Direct your browser to pilot George Farnham's page to see an early fleet list for Braniff. The registration number is currently assigned to a Schleicher glider based in Colorado.

I have very little information about NC1929. There is no data sheet for it at the Smithsonian. However, thanks to Branifflist.com Webmaster John North (cited, right sidebar), we have photographs of it in air transport livery. The first is of the airplane on the ground in approximately flight attitude. The lettering on the fuselage says Daily Passenger Service Tulsa-Oklahoma City. No mention is made of Braniff in the lettering, but the information at Branifflist identifies the pilot as Paul Braniff and the boy in the back seat as his son, John Paul Braniff.

NC1929 On the Ground in Flight Position (Source: North)
NC1929 on the ground in flight position (Source: North)

Below is another photograph of the airplane "aloft." Study these two photos carefully. The bottom one is exactly the same as the one above, except the background has been changed to clouds, a la some 1920s PhotoShop analogue.

NC1929 "Aloft" (Source: North)
NC1929 "Aloft" (Source: North)



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Thanks to John North, Webmaster of the Branifflist.com for sharing information on pilot Billings. Please note, this is a password protected Web site. If you have justification, you may log in as a guest, however. Follow the instructions on the home page of Branifflist.

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