Aviation in Northern California 1910 1939

He has published a three-volume series titled Aviation in Northern California 19101939. As a private pilot, Allen has flown over eighteen hundred hours. He was a member of the International Aerobatic Club and the National Air-racing ...

Aviation in Northern California 1910 1939

Aviation in Northern California 1910-1939: Vol. 1, San Francisco Bay Area is the only book to give a detailed account of early flying in the Bay Area. Historian Allen Herr recalls the aviation pioneers who flew weekly exhibitions promoting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition fifteen months prior to its San Francisco opening. These pioneers formed flying schools, built airports, manufactured aircraft, and competed against each other. Herr captures the energy behind the Bay Area aviation movement, tells who was involved, and describes the effects of their extraordinary determination and achievements. This edition is one of three in Herr's series of Aviation in Northern California 1910-1939.

Aviation in Northern California 1910 1939

AVIATION IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA 1910-1939 Volume II: Yuba, Sutter, and Butte Counties Previously titled Golden Wings over the Feather River BY Allen Herr Fig. 1. Curtiss B-2 and Keystone LB-6 bombers near Mather Field during the April ...

Aviation in Northern California 1910 1939

Historian Allen Herr’s lively aviation stories document fearless risk takers in Northern California with biographies of the pioneer aviators, descriptions of the barnstormers, commercial flyers, regional airplane builders, and local airfield development from 1910 to 1939. Extensive research and 94 photos, some published for the first time, complement two other titles in a book series of early Northern California aviation history written by the former pilot. Originally published in 2015 as Golden Wings over the Feather River (ISBN 978-1-935807-14-8), but with added information and more illustrations.This volume II of the series is about early aviation in Yuba, Sutter, and Butte Counties.

Ragwings Over The Sacramento River

Early aviation in Sacramento County, the westside counties, and the far northern counties of the Sacramento Valley 1909–1939 Allen Herr, Kathe Herr ... Golden State: A History of Early Aviation in Northern California 19101939.

Ragwings Over The Sacramento River

Historical accounts of the first successful flight in California’s capital city and other notable Northern California flights that followed over three decades, the courageous aviators, and development of long forgotten airports from which they flew. Among them is the story of aviatrix Blanche Stuart Scott’s 1912 flights and Sac Muni female pilots twenty years later. Included is the first accurate history of early ag-flying in the north state revolutionizing the farmers. This is part of a three-book series on Northern California's aviation history 1909-1939.

Angel s Flight The Life of Jimmie Angel American Aviator Explorer Discover of Angel Falls

Golden Wings Over the Feather River: Early Aviation in Northern California's Yuba, Sutter, and Butte Counties 19101939. Chico, California: Stansbury Publishing, 2015. Jansen, Maarten, Ed. Continuity and Identity in Native America: ...

Angel s Flight  The Life of Jimmie Angel   American Aviator   Explorer   Discover of Angel Falls

Jimmie Angel was a noted American aviator who discovered Angel Falls in Venezuela—the tallest waterfall in the world. Yet after twenty years of searching for more about the man, the author finds that there are many aspects of his legendary life that are still unknown. Jimmie Angel was a man who was controversial during his life and remains to be so to this day. Angel’s Flight is a marker on the path to resolving the mysteries of Jimmie Angel’s life, and author Karen Angel, Jimmie’s niece, gathers together the verifiable history of the life of Jimmie Angel and his pursuit of the lost River of Gold and his discovery in 1933 of the tallest waterfall on planet Earth. But did he learn to fly when he was only fourteen years old? Did he work as an aviation scout for Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt (1916–18), create an air force for a Chinese warlord in the Gobi Desert, or work as a test pilot for Italian airplane designer Giovanni Battista Caproni?

Wooden Wings Over the Golden Gate Early Aviation in the San Francisco Bay Area 1910 1939

Wooden Wings Over The Golden Gate is the only book to give a detailed account of early flying in the Bay Area.

Wooden Wings Over the Golden Gate  Early Aviation in the San Francisco Bay Area 1910 1939

Wooden Wings Over The Golden Gate is the only book to give a detailed account of early flying in the Bay Area. Historian Allen Herr recalls the aviation pioneers who flew weekly exhibitions promoting the Panama-Pacific International Exposition for fifteen months prior to its San Francisco opening. Many of the pioneers formed flying schools, built airports, manufactured aircraft, and competed in air shows. Herr captures the energy behind the Bay Area aviation movement, tells who was involved, and describes the effects of their extraordinary determination and achievements.

Golden Wings Over the Feather River

Aviation risk takers in 1910-39 Northern California: pioneer pilots, barnstormers, commercial flyers, airplane builders, and airfield development.

Golden Wings Over the Feather River

Aviation risk takers in 1910-1939 Northern California: pioneer pilots, barnstormers, commercial flyers, airplane builders, and airfield development.

United States Naval Aviation 1910 1995

As part of the mobilization in ensuing years , large production orders were issued for both aircraft , but serious ... and commanded the first Marine aviation unit , was among those proposing operations later assigned to the Northern ...

United States Naval Aviation  1910 1995

This book was donated as a part of the David H. Hugel Collection, a collection of the Special Collections & Archives, University of Baltimore.

Investigation of the National Defense Program

From the time the Germans marched on Poland in 1939 to the present , North American Aviation has delivered a grand ... With our first contract for 82 BT - 9 basic trainers , we moved to California late n 1935 and erected a new factory ...

Investigation of the National Defense Program


Quest for Flight

Kenneth M. johnson, Aerial California: An Account ofEarly Flight in Northern and Southern California, 1849 to World War] ... 947,141, “Rectifying Electric Currents,” filed August 28, 1909, allowed November 1, 1910; and U.S. Patent No.

Quest for Flight

The Wright brothers have long received the lion’s share of credit for inventing the airplane. But a California scientist succeeded in flying gliders twenty years before the Wright’s powered flights at Kitty Hawk in 1903. Quest for Flight reveals the amazing accomplishments of John J. Montgomery, a prolific inventor who piloted the glider he designed in 1883 in the first controlled flights of a heavier-than-air craft in the Western Hemisphere. Re-examining the history of American aviation, Craig S. Harwood and Gary B. Fogel present the story of human efforts to take to the skies. They show that history’s nearly exclusive focus on two brothers resulted from a lengthy public campaign the Wrights waged to profit from their aeroplane patent and create a monopoly in aviation. Countering the aspersions cast on Montgomery and his work, Harwood and Fogel build a solidly documented case for Montgomery’s pioneering role in aeronautical innovation. As a scientist researching the laws of flight, Montgomery invented basic methods of aircraft control and stability, refined his theories in aerodynamics over decades of research, and brought widespread attention to aviation by staging public demonstrations of his gliders. After his first flights near San Diego in the 1880s, his pursuit continued through a series of glider designs. These experiments culminated in 1905 with controlled flights in Northern California using tandem-wing Montgomery gliders launched from balloons. These flights reached the highest altitudes yet attained, demonstrated the effectiveness of Montgomery’s designs, and helped change society’s attitude toward what was considered “the impossible art” of aerial navigation. Inventors and aviators working west of the Mississippi at the turn of the twentieth century have not received the recognition they deserve. Harwood and Fogel place Montgomery’s story and his exploits in the broader context of western aviation and science, shedding new light on the reasons that California was the epicenter of the American aviation industry from the very beginning.

American Far West in the Twentieth Century

In an account of Alaskan bush pilots, Jean Potter (The Flying North [New York, 1947], vii) writes 23 and 1,000 times per capita by 1939. 40. San Francisco Chronicle, November 23, 1935, p. 1, col. 5; R. E. G. Davies, Airlines of the ...

American Far West in the Twentieth Century

In this richly insightful survey that represents the culmination of decades of research, a leading western specialist argues that the unique history of the American West did not end in the year 1900, as is commonly assumed, but was shaped as much--if not more--by events and innovations in the twentieth century. Earl Pomeroy gathers copious information on economic, political, social, intellectual, and business issues, thoughtfully evaluates it, and draws a new and more nuanced portrait of the West than has ever been depicted before. Pomeroy mines extensive published and unpublished sources to show how the post-1900 West charted a path that was influenced by, but separate from, the rest of the country and the world. He deals not only with the West's transition from an agricultural to an urban region but also with the important contributions of minority racial and ethnic groups and women in that transformation. Pomeroy describes a modern West--increasingly urban, transnational, and multicultural--that has overcome much of the isolation that challenged it at an earlier time. His final book is nothing short of the definitive source on that West.

An Everyday Modernism

Following a $ 150 million plant expansion , Soule began bidding on projects throughout California , including one of ... See , for example , “ From Line - up to Job at Busy Aircraft Factories , ” Los Angeles Times , 12 November 1939 ...

An Everyday Modernism

The first large-scale examination of William Wurster's work.

The Budget of the United States Government

130 ) ; Estimate 1940 , $ 1,800,000 Appropriated 1939 , $ 1,600,000 which funds were made available [ prior to February 5 , 1936 ] by ... 1910 Estimate , 1939 Actual , 1938 Obligations 30 Equipment 1938 appropriation obligated in 1939 .

The Budget of the United States Government


Technology and the African American Experience

Jill D. Snider , Flying to Freedom : African American Visions of Aviation , 1910-1927 , Ph.D. dissertation , University of North ... “ Auto Enterprises among Race Grow , ” California Eagle , August 15 , 1924 ; “ Red Top Taxi Company ...

Technology and the African American Experience

The intersection of race and technology: blackcreativity and the economic and social functions of the myth ofdisengenuity.

America History and Life

Settlement . Western States . 1870's - 1910's . 10222b - . California . Economic Development . Environment . ... 1939-73 . 4032a Canada . National Air Transport , Ltd. 1928-35 . 3995a - . Frontier Airlines . Western States . 1950-85 .

America  History and Life

Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

The American Bar

15 , 1910 ; admitted to bar , 1935 , Idaho , 1939 , Alaska ; ed . pub . schs . , Aberdeen , Idaho ; grad . ... General Agents ; Morrell P. Totten & Co .; Northern Consolidated Airlines ; Cordova Airlines ; Washington Fish & Oyster Co .

The American Bar


Hero of the Air

Glenn Curtiss and the Birth of Naval Aviation William Trimble ... “The Superiority of the American Transoceanic Airliner, 1932—1939: Sikorsky S-42 vs. ... Jackrab its to Jets: The History of North Island, San Diego, California.

Hero of the Air

In this biography, William F. Trimble examines the pioneering work of Glenn Curtiss and his role in the origins of aviation in the U.S. Navy in the years up to and through World War I. A self-taught mechanic and inventor, Curtiss was a key figure in the development of the airplane during the early part of the century and his contributions to aviation are well known. This book s careful examination of his partnership with the Navy breaks new ground in revealing significant new details of his contributions. Curtiss s links to the Navy came as result of aviation advocates within the Navy, chief among them Captain Washington I. Chambers, who recognized that the Navy had special requirements for airplanes and their operations, and for aviators and their training. Curtiss helped meet the special requirements of the service for aircraft, particularly those with the potential for operating with naval vessels at sea or in conducting long-distance flights over water. He also was instrumental in training the first naval aviators. Curtiss and the Navy continued their collaboration through World War I, reaching a climax in 1919 with the first transatlantic flight of the famed Navy-Curtiss NC flying boat. This book addresses the broader implications of the Curtiss-Navy collaboration in the context of the longstanding trend of government-private cooperation in the introduction and development of new technologies. It also explores the interactive dynamics of weapons procurement and technological change within a large and entrenched bureaucracy and helps lay to rest the persistent myth that the Navy resisted the introduction of aviation

Who s who in World Aviation and Astronautics

28 , 1910 ; m . ord : with Grumman since its organiza- Ruth Elizabeth Bracebridge ; children , tion in 1930 ; asst . treas . ... ( 1933 ) , M.A. ( 1935 ) ; California Inst . of Tech . , Ph.D. ( 1939 ) . ... Northern Ireland , Mar.

Who s who in World Aviation and Astronautics


Silent Strategists

Jones, Neville, The Beginning of Strategic Air Power: A History of the British Bomber Force, 1923-1939, London, UK: Frank Cass, 1987. ... Lotchin, Roger W., Fortress California, 1910-1961, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Silent Strategists

This book argues that President Warren Harding and his secretary of navy, Edwin Denby exercised unusual foresight in preparing the navy for a war against Japan. This revised edition adds new evidence from original documents provides invaluable details and insights into the lasting legacy of the Harding administration.