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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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


A source for 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 243 of that book.

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Huntington, WV ca. 1933

The Huntington Airport was located three miles west of the city on the north side of the Ohio River (visible in the photograph). It was 80 acres and rectangular in shape, with a sod surface. It was situated 600' above sea level. HUNTINGTON was painted on the hangar roof.

It had a telephone (number Chesapeake 37-M) and a radio (one-way only). A weather map was at the field, but current reports were available only at Columbus, OH. A restaurant was on the field, and other restaurants and hotels were available in town. Taxi service to town cost 50-cents.

Fuel, oil and repair facilities were available day and night and there were no landing fees. Storage cost $1.00 per night or $12 monthly.

The airport manager/operator was Register pilot Howard G. Mayes. Mayes provided flight instruction, charter trips, passenger flights, photography, advertising, exhibition, and Waco sales and service. Pilot Mayes landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield on September 19, 1932. He was solo in Ryan NC7207, flying eastbound from San Diego, CA back home to Huntington.



The Register
Only one pilot, Howard Mayes, landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield and called Huntington his Homebase.
Mayes listed it as his final Destination. No pilots arrived from Huntington.
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