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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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Abbey, Sue. “The Man Who Lived to Fly; The Story of Charley Mayse-Arizona Pioneer Aviator’’ . Journal of Arizona History. 15 (Winter 1974). 373-90.

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An excellent read for understanding the history of aviation in Arizona is provided by Ruth M. Reinhold's 1982 book entitled, "Sky Pioneering: Arizona in Aviation History" (University of Arizona Press, Tucson. ISBN 0-8165-0737-6). She cites Mayse in many places in her book.

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CHARLES W. MAYSE

 

Charlie Mayse With Wife, Date Unknown (Source: Heins)
Charlie Mayse With Wife, Date Unknown (Source: Heins)

 

Charlie Mayse landed once at Santa Monica, on Monday, December 31, 1928 at 1:35PM. He was solo in the Ryan B-1 Brougham NC5215. By one account (Abbey reference, left sidebar) Mayse was undereducated, profane, opinionated, sexist and impulsive. But enough flattery. The life he carved absorbed these shortcomings and left him a well-known character in southwest Golden Age aviation. He is mentioned numerous times in the Reinhold reference, left sidebar.

Mayes was an aviation entrepreneur based at Tucson, AZ. Photograph, right, shows Mayes wih his wife, Lola. Besides his single landing at Clover Field, Mayse signed the Tucson Register ten times between February 15, 1926 and May 8, 1932. Charlie Mayes' biography appears at the Davis-Monthan Airfield Web site at the link.

Among his activities were charter flying and flight instruction. The flyer, below, summarizes his business. While the exact date of the flyer is unknown, it is after May, 1927, since it references Charles Lindbergh's "Spirit of St. Louis" (NX-211).

C.W. Mayse Advertising Flyer, Date Unknown (Source: Webmaster)
C.W. Mayse Advertising Flyer, Date Unknown (Source: Webmaster)

Mayse died on July 4, 1950, at age 64 (although I have seen notation that his birth was during 1889, which would have made him 61), in Douglas, AZ where he had moved in 1935 to operate that city's municipal airport and a flight training school.

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