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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. ISBN 978-0-9843074-0-1.


Part of this information comes from the listings of Non-Prefixed and Non-Suffixed aircraft reviewed by me in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.


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This airplane was manufactured during early 1928 by the Alexander Aircraft Co., Colorado Springs, CO. It was a three-place airplane, serial number 569. It left the factory with a Wright engine (J-4, serial number unidentified) of 220HP. It sold initiall to William A. Naff of Durango, CO.

This robust airplane visited Tucson four times. It landed first on Thursday, July 19, 1928. It was flown by A.E. Cameron, with Lee Willey as passenger. You can see a news article describing the transfer of this new airplane to Cameron and its ferry flight to California on Willey's page here. According to the article, Cameron was manager of the Motor Rim and Wheel service of California (see below), whose address used to be, "2860 East Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 23, Calif."

They were westbound from Colorado Springs, CO in this brand new airplane. For some reason (weather?) they remained in Tucson until the following Wednesday, July 25, 1928. Cameron noted in the Remarks column of the Register, "Ferry". The airplane was C/N 569, an A-1 model with a Wright J-4 engine of 200HP.

Alexander Eaglerock A-1, NC6846
Alexander Eaglerock A-1, NC6846

The image, above, shows the airplane when it was new. This image is from page 51 of this REFERENCE. NC6846 landed at Tucson a second time over a year later on Friday, October 4, 1929. A.E. Cameron was again the pilot, carrying his wife as passenger. They had arrived at Tucson from Casa Grande, AZ and they were on their way to Douglas, AZ.

Cameron purchased NC6846 on August 11, 1928, just a couple of weeks after he brought it to Tucson. The NASM record records that the registration was cancelled on November 10, 1928. No reason was given for the cancellation.

There is no Google record for Motor Rim and Wheel of California, but the 2009 location at Google Earth of the Pico Blvd. address appears to be an industrial neighborhood, below.

Location of Motor Rim & Wheel, 2680 E. Pico Blvd., 2009
Location of Motor Rim & Wheel, 2680 Pico Blvd., 2009

The airplane landed twice more with pilot Robert Jeffrey. He landed first on Friday, September 12, 1930 carrying Ralph J. Mitchell as passenger. Based at Santa Ana, CA, they were westbound from El Paso, TX back to Santa Ana. He landed the second time Thursday, February 5, 1931 carrying one unidentified passenger. They were eastbound from Santa Ana to an unidentified destination.


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THIS PAGE UPLOADED: 03/07/09 REVISED: 01/29/10

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I'm looking for information and other photographs of this airplane, as well as information about pilot Cameron, to include on this page. If you have some you'd like to share, please use this FORM to contact me.


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