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OWN A TIME MACHINE

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.

OTHER BOOKS FOR YOU

"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. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. ISBN 978-0-9843074-2-5.

"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.  Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. ISBN 978-0-9843074-1-8.

"Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race" is available at the link. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. 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. ISBN 978-0-9843074-3-2.

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For the 1928 Ford Reliability Tour an excellent source is this link. I highly recommend this site, because it is rich in relevant material.

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Follow the links in the center column to view individual biographies of some of the pilots and airplanes.

 
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MOTION PICTURES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION ON WWW.DMAIRFIELD.ORG

This page serves as a CENTRALIZED VIEWING STATION on www.dmairfield.org. It exhibits on one menu all the motion picture clips that are present on this site. These clips are distributed around the site in their context-specific locations.

Click on the film title in the column at center right to invoke the film. Please be patient while the films spool off the server.

The menu will grow as more clips are found, prepared and offered on the site. Most of the films are black & white and silent. Those with sound are adjustable for sound level in the menu bar under the film viewer. Please use your cursor to invoke the controls at the bottom of the display screen insert.

LEARN MORE You may follow the links below to view some of the the movies at their original locations on this site with accompanying descriptive texts relevant to the film. At these locations you will find texts and additional links that provide further information about the people, airplanes and events. Credits to the contributors of these film clips are also found individually at these links. Warmest thanks to all of our contributors!

FILM CLIP SUBJECT WHERE FILMED WHEN
Maitland & Hegenberger Tucson, AZ June 20, 1927
Lindbergh at Tucson Tucson, AZ September 23-24, 1927
1928 Ford Reliability Tour Tucson, AZ July 10, 1928
Keystone Bombers Tucson, AZ September 7, 1928
Fokker NC126M Unknown Unknown
Army Air Corps Fighters Tucson, AZ September 7, 1928
John Miller (FULL COLOR!) Philadelphia, PA & Camden, NJ Summer, 1939
Curtiss F6C-1 A-6969 Pensacola, FL August 12, 2007 (Sound)
Lockheed Vega NC898E Polk City, FL April 8, 2008 (Sound)
Pitcairn PA-5, s/n 30, NC6708 Robbinsville, NJ August 12, 2009 (Sound)
Waco ATO, s/n A98, NC8584 Racine, WI September 29, 2009 (Sound)
J-2 Cub Walkaround With William T. Piper, Jr. Lock Haven, PA Before 2007 (Sound)
Flying New Standard NC9194 Lakeland, FL April 16, 2010 (Sound)
Al Wilson/John Miller Dogfight Cleveland, OH September 4, 1932
WACO RNF NC863V Dayton, OH August 13, 2011 (Sound)
Moreau Flying Service Oakland, CA 1930s
Fleet NC8610 Los Angeles, CA 1936
Lockheed Vega NC858E Winslow, AZ 1940-41
Benton Baldwin WWII Europe/Africa 1940s (Sound track)

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As you might expect, most of these are silent films, although some have sound and are indicated so.

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