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OTHER RESOURCES 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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, or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.


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.



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This airplane landed once at Tuscon, between December 16-18, 1931. Pilot William Wheatley didn't cite an exact date or itinerary. Based at Buffalo, NY, he carried a single passenger, Lawrence D. Bell. Passenger Bell, a prolific inventor and entrepreneur, was later the founder of Bell Aircraft in Buffalo. And if that wasn't enough, Consolidated Aircraft was founded by one of our Davis-Monthan Register pilots, Ruben Fleet. This photo appears to be the same one as at

Consolidated Fleetster NC700V, Model 17, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Web)

Below, courtesy of the San Diego Aerospace Museum Flickr Stream (SDAM), an undated photograph of 700V on the ground at an unidentified location. Note that it is identified in the lower left corner as a "Lockheed" Fleetster, an error. Note the difference in the paint schemes between the images above and below.

Consolidated Fleetster NC700V, April 29, 1931, Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)

Another photograph of 700V was taken at Sacramento, CA, below.

Consolidated Fleetster NC700V, Model 17, Date Unknown (Source: Web)
Consolidated Fleetster NC700V, Model 17, Date Unknown (Source: Web)

This airplane was converted to a Y1C-22 for Army use. It was flown at various times by Register pilot F. Trubee Davison. NC700V also appeared in the Peterson Field Register, Colorado Springs, CO flown by Paul Snick. He landed sometime between March 4 and March 16, 1932. The airplane was owned by Consolidated at that time. It was also recorded in the Clover Field Register, Santa Monica, CA on Friday, March 6, 1936. It was flown by Wheatley.


THIS PAGE UPDATED: 01/05/12 REVISED: 01/08/15, 05/31/16, 11/26/16

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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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