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There is no data for NC193E in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.




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.

---o0o--- Congress of Ghosts is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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.


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.


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.


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.


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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This airplane had an interesting reason for being in Tucson. It landed Thursday, May 28, 1931 at 5:20PM flown by Homer Fackler. Based at Teterboro, NJ, he was westbound from El Paso, TX to Los Angeles, CA. He carried two unidentified passengers.

New Standard NC193E, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Miller)

NC193E was serving as chase plane for the transcontinental autogiro record set by Register pilot John Miller that month. Miller owned NC193E. The details of his long-standing autogiro record are given at the link. Photo, right, from Miller's book, page 22, found in the REFERENCES.

In a personal letter to me, Miller stated, "Homer Fackler was flying my New Standard, NC193E, following me on my first flight across the continent with the autogiro. He had been a test pilot for those airplanes at Teterboro, NJ before, and I hired him to fly to meet me in CA. I did not know at the time just where he was, for we flew separately. He is long dead now. He was an excellent pilot.

"When you showed me the page with my signature I did not notice Fackler's signature only three lines below....

"New Standard NC193E was S/N 2. It was first a D-24 with Hisso engine. It was wrecked at Teterboro when Tony Fokker [although Fokker never flew an airplane to Tucson, he and his wife are recorded on page 44 as passengers with pilot Thomas J. Fowler in June 1926] rammed into it on the ground with an experimental airplane. I bought the wreck and rebuilt it with a Wright J-5, thus it became a D-25. I sold it in 1935 as I remember. It ended its days when a propeller blade failed and pulled the engine out just as it was leaving the ground with four passengers aboard. It zoomed, then rolled over on its side and crashed on the front yard of a house. All aboard walked away. Evidently it was scrapped."

Below, another photo of NC193E on the line at what was probably an air show day for Gates Flying Circus. The large Ford trimotor is NC7121 (not a Register airplane).

NC193E On the Line, Ca. Late 1920s (Source: Robbins)
NC193E On the Line, Ca. Late 1920s (Source: Robbins)




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