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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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AMERICAN EAGLE Model A-129 NC523

This airplane appeared once in the Clover Field Register on Tuesday, March 26, 1929 at 11:00AM. The pilot was identified as Lee V. Brusse. He carried one unidentified passenger. According to the Register, he was on a round-robin flight from Glendale, CA, Grand Central Air Terminal (GCAT) to Clover Field and back.

NC523 was an American Eagle Model A-129 (S/N 393), manufactured ca. 1928 by the American Eagle Aircraft Corporation, Kansas City, MO. Its design was allegedly influenced by Giuseppe Bellanca. It cost $4,895 new, equipped with either a 90HP Curtiss OX-5, or a 100HP Kinner K-5 engine. It was a 2-3-place, open cockpit biplane that had a wingspan of 30'0" and a cruise speed of 83 MPH. The photograph below shows NC523 at the Grand Central Air Terminal (GCAT), ca. 1928-29 courtesy of John Underwood from the link.

American Eagle NC523 at GCAT, Ca. 1928-29 (Source: Link)
American Eagle NC523 at GCAT, Ca. 1928-29 (Source: Link)

In this photograph, NC523 is equipped with the Kinner engine. Brusse was based at Glendale, CA, GCAT, and was Kinner's chief pilot and test pilot. He might be one of the people in the image. His presence at Clover Field with the airplane was probably work-related.

If you want to waltz with NC7172, an American Eagle A-1, S/N 283 (not a Register airplane), follow the link to the video. Note the OX engine. You'll notice the OX-engined airplane has a shorter nose than the example above. Since the Kinner was considerably lighter than the OX, it had to be mounted in a longer nose in order to maintain balance.

American Eagle airplanes were popular representatives across all-six Registers, with 199 landings logged by at least 62 different airplanes. I do not know the succeeding history or fate of NC523. If you can help fill in the blanks, please let me KNOW.

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