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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.

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A fine image of Livingston is available in the Klein Archive on this site.

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WACO ATO NX7527

Waco NX7527 (Source: Heins)
Waco NX7527

John Livingston signed the Airfield Register with the robust Waco NX7527 on September 11, 1928, carrying passenger M.B. Allen from El Paso to Yuma.  He revisited on September 21 with the same plane and passenger, headed east from San Diego to El Paso. NX7527 wore S/N A-33. It was manufactured in 1928. Other images of this airplane are at Livingston's biography link, above.

This stunning image, below, shows three Waco Taperwings that participated in the 1928 National Air Races in Los Angeles in September of 1928. They were flown by John Livingston (NX7527 center), John P. Wood (NX5533 rear) and Charles W. Meyers (NX5673 leading). The three arrived in Los Angeles from New York with Livingston winning the Class B NY-LA Sid Grauman Trophy Race, earning $2,500. Wood and Meyers finished 3rd and 5th respectively in this 2,539 mile race. Eddie Ballough took second place.

Waco Race Team, 1928 (Source: Heins)
Waco Race Team, 1928

Below, John Livingston with the first-place Class B trophy for 1928.

Waco NX7527 & John Livingston, 1928 (Source: Heins)
Waco NX7527 & John Livingston, 1928

 

Waco NX7527 & John Livingston, 1928 (Source: Heins)
Waco NX7527 & John Livingston, 1928

The next six images show NC/NX7527 as it was during August 2006. These pictures were taken by your Webmaster at the Pioneer Airport at the Oshkosh fly-in where this airplane is now housed.

Waco NC7527, August 2006 (Source: Your Webmaster)
Waco NC7527, August 2006

NC7527 has been significantly modified since flown by Livingston. Notice the engine cowling, wheel pants and fairings on the landing gear struts, and the interwing struts. The landing gear itself is a different geometry. Other changes are listed on the plaque below.

Waco NC7527, August 2006 (Source: Your Webmaster)
Waco NC7527, August 2006

Below, rudder and vertical stabilizer.

Waco NC7527, August 2006 (Source: Your Webmaster)
Waco NC7527, August 2006

 

Waco NC7527, August 2006 (Source: Your Webmaster)
Waco NC7527, August 2006

 

Waco NC7527, August 2006 (Source: Your Webmaster)
Waco NC7527, August 2006

Notice, below, the model was changed from ATO to CTO.

Waco NC7527, August 2006 (Source: Your Webmaster)
Data for NC/NX7527

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President (as of the upload date of this page) Andy Heins of the National Waco Club sent the B&W images 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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