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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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Happy Independence Day 2010!

Thanks very much for visiting my Web site over the past five years and communicating your thoughts and sharing information, photographs and videos with me via email and otherwise. I have made every effort to feature your contributions on www.dmairfield.org in the best possible ways. Your contributions make this Web site!

I'm grateful for all your help, for your patience, and for all your warm comments.


To further celebrate the 5th anniversary year of www.dmairfield.org and the 10th anniversary of my Davis-Monthan Airfield project, I am making one of my books, "Art Goebel's Own Story" available to you for free.

You may acquire the book as follows.

Download a PDF of the entire book at this link: "Art Goebel's Own Story" (5.5MB). Once you have the file on your computer, you can read the book as you would any other PDF document. You need a recent version of the free Adobe Reader available at the Adobe homepage.


ABOUT YOUR FREE BOOK: Art Goebel is a Register pilot who, in August, 1927, flew a Travel Air 5000 across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland, CA to Honolulu, T.H. He shared responsibilities for the flight with his navigator, William V. Davis, Jr. Their flight was a BIG DEAL back in 1927. The book tells the story of the flight from Goebel's point of view. The story of the Dole Race from the perspectives of both pilot and navigator is available in "Winners' Viewpoints" described at left.

Below is the book description your Webmaster made available during Sun 'n Fun's "Author's Corner" at Lakeland, FL during April, 2010.


Author: Hyatt, G.W. 2007. Art Goebel’s Own Story by Art GoebelCafePress.com. Louisville, KY. 82 pages. ISBN 978-0-9843074-1-8.

Genre: Aviation, Historical Biography

Paperback: 82 pages

Synopsis: This book is a complement to the aviation history Web site known as www.dmairfield.org.  The Web site celebrates the pilot transient Register from the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ that lay open for pilots and passengers to sign between February 6, 1925 and November 26, 1936.  Recorded in the Register are 3,689 landings by 1,962 unique pilots, flying 2,129 unique aircraft.  They carried 2,061 unique passengers.

"Art Goebel's Own Story", an Oldairfield.com® Books 21st Century Edition, is an autobiographical vignette cast around the life of one pilot from the Golden Age of Flight. Arthur C. Goebel was born October 19, 1895; he died in Los Angeles, CA at age 78 on December 3, 1973. Edited by G.W. Hyatt, none of Goebel’s words have been changed in this edition. From Foreword to Chapter Eleven the story, typeset and images are faithful reproductions of Goebel’s original 1929 book. Goebel's is the language that dilates for us the life of the Golden Age aviation entrepreneur, who used his aviation exploits to build a business around his passion.

We also get to see what things were like. His book brings us 47 black and white images of people and airplanes that have not enjoyed the light of day for nearly 80 years. Your author extends the biography in his introduction and provides a summary look at the airplanes Goebel flew and the landings he made at the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ between 1928 and 1931. He also provides an annotated bibliography. There you will find recommendations for, and comments about, books, magazines, newspapers and Web resources.

Logo, Oldairfield.com Books 21st Century Editions


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