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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, 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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Registration Number NC8602

Plane Vanilla

This aircraft was a Fleet Husky 1/2 (also called a Consolidated Husky Junior Model 14) with original manufacturer’s serial number 16. The Fleet Aircraft Company, Buffalo, NY built it on March 1, 1929. It left the factory at 1,580 lbs., with a 140 HP Warner Scarab engine S/N 140. It was a two-passenger airplane that visited the Airfield twice. See its sister ship, NC8601.

It sold on March 2, 1929 simultaneously to United Aviation Corp., Chicago, IL, then to Scenic Airways, Inc. of Phoenix, AZ. On March 25, 1929 a strong wind upon landing at El Paso, TX caused the airplane to ground loop. The left wing, propeller and landing gear were damaged. Pilot and passenger were uninjured.

The airplane was sold on July 27, 1929 to Travel Airways, Inc. of Colorado Springs, CO, then, on October 23, 1929 back to Scenic Airways back in Phoenix.

We find the airplane at Tucson for the first time on January 22, 1930 piloted solo by C.E. Robey. He was on his way from El Paso, TX to Phoenix, AZ. It landed again on April 18, 1930 piloted by J.B. Plosser carrying one passenger, Hollis Clark. They were northbound from Bisbee, AZ to Phoenix.

A month later, on May 24, 1930, the airplane was sold for $1,600 to Robert V. Weil of Inglewood, CA. It sold twice more, probably once to the brief ownership of Gretchen Fyle. Finally, under the ownership of John H. Nagel of Montebello, CA, on February 15, 1932, iIt suffered two more accidents, until, finally, at Montebello on September 25, 1932 it was “washed out.” Registration was cancelled October 14, 1932.


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