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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.

---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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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, or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.  ISBN 978-0-9843074-4-9.


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Waco NX3132 appears in the Register once on July 10, 1928. It was piloted by M. Gould "Dan" Beard and was competing in the National Air Tour for 1928 (REFERENCES). Ultimately Beard and NX3132 placed 21st in the Tour with 7,850.6 points accumulated.

Waco NX3132 (Source: Heins)
Waco NX3132

Beard noted in the Remarks column of the Register, "National Air Tour" and "Ate your dust, back for more". NX3132 carried S/N 805. It was manufactured during 1927. The airplane was the prototype for testing the Fairchild Caminiz engine. There is more information about NX3132 and the Caminez engine installation at pilot Beard's link.

Below, from the San Diego Aerospace Museum (SDAM), is another photo of the airplane with people aboard. Can anyone IDENTIFY the people?

Waco NX3132, Date & Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)
Waco NX3132, Date & Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)



UPLOADED: 10/08/07 REVISED: 06/20/11

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President (as of the upload date of this page) Andy Heins of the National Waco Club sent the top image at left. Andy  runs the day to day business of the Club, and we should all thank him for the effort he expended to help us understand better the Waco aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield way back when.
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