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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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SOLAR MS-1 NX258V

 

Solar MS-1, NX258V, Date & Location Unknown (Source: aerofiles)
Solar MS-1, NX258V, Date & Location Unknown (Source: aerofiles)

 

This aircraft was manufactured in 1930 by the Solar Aircraft Company, San Diego, CA. It was an all-metal biplane (sesqui-plane) with a 420HP Pratt & Whitney Wasp engine. It carried eight passengers, with a range of about 500 miles.

This airplane's only landing at Santa Monica was on Monday, February 24, 1930 at 2:45PM. The pilot was Douglas T. Kelley. Kelley carried four unidentified passengers in this 8-passenger airplane . At right, from aerofiles.com, is a photograph of NX258V aloft.

Kelley also landed eight times and signed the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register at Tucson, AZ. Please direct your browser to the link for details surrounding those landings, and to view the pages from Kelley's pilot logs that document his landings there.

According to aerofiles, NX258V, an all-metal airplane, was exported to Mexico in 1931 as X-BAFK, where it was destroyed in a 1936 crash. It was the last of its kind, since the Solar Aircraft Company only manufactured this one aircraft.

Kelley flew this airplane with Transport pilot certificate T1301. NX258V also landed once and is signed in the Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ. Please direct your browser to the link for more information, including news articles and photographs.

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