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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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


There is no data for NX7522 in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.


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This airplane was the prototype of the Inland Sport. Manufactured in 1927, the Inland Sport became a well-loved traveling platform for civilian pilots. Additional images and technical information about this airplane is available at the Inland Aircraft page.

NX7255 landed at Tucson once, Wednesday, September 5, 1928. It was flown by Gene Gabbart. He carried passenger Arthur Hardgrave, who was president of Inland Aviation Company in Kansas City, MO. Based in Kansas City, MO, they were westbound from Lordsburg, NM to the la Osa Guest Ranch about 65 miles from Tucson. If you follow the link, you'll see the guest ranch began business in 1923 and is still in operation.

Below, from the online photostream of the San Diego Aerospace Museum, is a photograph of NX7255. The five-cylinder Anzani engine is evident. It's monoplane design was clean.

Inland Sport Prototype, Ca. 1927-28 (Source: SDAM)
Inland Sport Prototype, Ca. 1927-28 (Source: SDAM)

Their ultimate destination, however, was Los Angeles and the National Air Races (NAR) held there that year from September 8-16. There is no indication in the Aircraft Yearbook that they entered the prototype in any of the NAR events. However, Inland aircraft did enter and place in NAR events in succeeding years.



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