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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.

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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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


The source for the top, aerial image on this page is the book titled, "Airports and Established Landing Fields in the United States, 1933", published by The Airport Directory Company, Hackensack, NJ. Refer to page 35 of that book.



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Denver Municipal Airport, ca. 1933

In 1933, Denver Municipal Airport was located 5.5 miles northeast of the city of Denver. It was irregular in shape at 5,301 feet altitude. It had a Department of Commerce A-1-A rating.

Day markings consisted of the standard white circle at field center, and "DENVER MUNICIPAL AIRPORT" painted on the hangar.

The entire field was available for use with four preferred sandy-loam runways, 4,524 ft. E/W, 4,042 ft. N/S, 4,881 ft. NW/SE and 5,537 ft. NE/SW. Boundary, flood and obstruction lights were installed, with a 24" rotating green/white beacon flashing "DV". There were no landing fees, but floodlight charge was $1.00.

Telephone (number was Franklin 4100), two-way radio (aeronautical station KGSP, 278 kcs.) and weather reports were available on the field. Restaurant and sleeping quarters were available on the field, and modern hotels and restaurants were in the city. Taxi to the city was 50 cents to a dollar.

Services featured fuel, oil, hangars and licensed repair depot No. 154 with mechanics available day or night. A dope shed and woodworking shop were also located at the field.

Operators included Calhoun Flying Service and Reavis Flying Service, Inc. and Western Flying Service, Inc. providing flight instruction, and United States Airways, Inc., Wyoming Air Express and Western Air Express, Inc. providing transport operations. W.M Bartosch provided instrument repair.

The ground-level image below, shared with us by friend of dmairfield Tim Kalina, is labeled "Denver Municipal 1930s". The two hangar buildings are visible at center, and the terminal building is just off the right side.

Denver Municipal Airport, ca. 1930s
Denver Municipal Airport, ca. 1930s

A guess would be that this image was taken before the one at top, because the land appears less developed.


UPLOADED: 06/05 REVISED: 10/16/08, 12/25/22

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Who Went to Denver?

Eight pilots who landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield called Denver their Homebase.

Three pilots arrived at Davis-Monthan Airfield from Denver, and 18 listed it as their final Destination.
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