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PRESS COVERAGE AND OTHER ITEMS RELATED TO THE DELTA MIKE AIRFIELD, INC. WEB SITES

Occasional press coverage of this site and other project activities is listed at the link.

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YOUR PURCHASE OF THESE BOOKS SUPPORTS THE WEB SITES THAT BRING TO YOU THE HISTORY BEHIND OLD AIRFIELD REGISTERS

Your copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register (available in paperback) with all the pilots' signatures and helpful cross-references to pilots and their aircraft is available at the link. 375 pages with black & white photographs and extensive tables

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The Congress of Ghosts (available as Kindle Edition eBook) is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of www.dmairfield.org 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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.

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Military Aircraft of the Davis Monthan Register, 1925-1936 (available in paperback) 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.

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Art Goebel's Own Story (available as free PDF download) 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.

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Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race (available as Kindle Edition eBook) 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.

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Clover Field: The first Century of Aviation in the Golden State (available in paperback & Kindle Edition) 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. 281 pages, black & white photographs.

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AVIATION EVENTS DURING THE GOLDEN AGE THAT INVOLVED THE GRAND CENTRAL AIR TERMINAL

THE TROJAN FLYING CLUB

Although not an event per se, the Trojan Flying Club (TFC) frequented the GCAT runway during the 1930s. It was responsible for organizing air meets in the general southern California area. TFC was founded as a limited liability company in California on July 17, 1931. It was a student-operated entity out of the University of Southern California. The Club owned at least two airplanes, the Timm NC887E, and one other one alluded to in a news article at the link.

Other colleges and universities in California had their own flying clubs. The various clubs got together for competitive air meets and other activities (sightseeing and, probably, civil charity). The link exhibits several news articles that describe such activities into the 1950s. The Trojan Flying Club, Ltd. was suspended (date unknown), and is now inactive.

 



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