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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. 375 pages with black & white photographs and extensive tables

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The Congress of Ghosts (available as 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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 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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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.  Available as a free download at the link.

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Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race (available as 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) 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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STINSON DETROITER NC1517

 

Stinson NC1517, Ca. 2012 (Source: AAHS)
Stinson NC1517, Ca. 2012 (Source: AAHS)

This aircraft is a Stinson SM-1 Detroiter, manufacturer’s serial number M-209. It was manufactured in August, 1927 by Stinson Aircraft Corporation, Northville, MI. Photo, right, courtesy of the American Aviation Historical Society (AAHS). Although the photograph is of a Stinson Detroiter painted in Scenic Airways livery and identified as "1517." This airplane is flying today. However, the serial number of that airplane is M-267. Compare this number with the one in the first sentence on this page: they are different airplanes. But, it gives us a good idea of what the real NC1517 looked like back in the late 1920s.

On May 4, 1928, with 94 hours total time, the airplane was sold to Harry. H. Culver, Culver Building, Culver City, CA. NC1517 landed twice at Santa Monica. The first visit was on Monday, January 28, 1929 flown by James B. Dickson. Dickson was Harry Culver's personal pilot. Dickson carried one passenger who could have been Culver. Regardless, they were northwest bound from Douglas, AZ to Santa Monica.

The Davis-Monthan Airfield Register lists 14 visits by NC1517 between January 25, 1928 and January 18, 1929. Most of those flights were with Register pilot and Scenic Airlines principal J. Parker Van Zandt. If you follow the link to Van Zandt's page, you'll find a photograph of him and a group of passengers standing next to a Stinson Detroiter, probably NC1517. NC1517 was reported on February 15, 1933 as, “no longer in service, torn down and disposed of.” Its license was cancelled March 10, 1933.

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