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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, while supplies last.


http://www.cafepress.com/content/global/img/spacer.gifThe Congress of Ghosts is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of www.dmairfield.org 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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Ex-Duster Still Registered With the FAA

This workhorse airplane landed at Tucson Wednesday, May 21, 1930 at 1:15 PM. It was flown solo by Mason Menefee, who commented in the REMARKS column of the Register, "Too dusty and hot". Based in Houston, TX, he was westbound from Lordsburg, NM to Los Angeles, CA.

Interestingly, this airplane seems to be one of two new Command-Aires flying the same itinerary that day. NR996E, flown solo by pilot Craig Bingham, logged its arrival a minute before NR997E. Bingham also noted, "Too hot".

Equally as interesting, both these airplanes are still registered with the FAA, having been recently owned by the same person (refer to the PDF download in the left sidebar). Below, a contemporary image of NC997E by Gilles Auliard.

Command-Aire NC997E in the Air Over Wisconsin, 2006
Command-Aire NC997E in the Air Over Wisconsin, 2006

Refer to the PDF download, left sidebar, for earlier images and a more detailed history. When it landed at Tucson, it was probably owned by Curtiss Flying Service of Houston, TX, and was probably configured as a duster aircraft. It was registered "NR" (restricted) to reflect that status.



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Thanks to Robert Lock and Gilles Auliard for information and images of NR997E.


A brief history of NR(C)997E, with pictures, is available here (PDF 1.6 MB). This history was compiled by Robert G. Lock, the present owner and pilot of NC997E. Visit his Web site here.


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