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1. A 4-Brother Team Wins Acclaim in Metal Craft A 4-Brother Team Wins Acclaim in Metal Craft September/4/1955 Article about the Swedish family business involved in manufacturing aircraft parts and lamp fixtures.

2. A Jumbo Crowd-Pleaser Arrives A Jumbo Crowd-Pleaser Arrives January 31, 2010 The Airline History Museum added a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar to its aircraft on display on January 29, 2010. The jumbo jet was headed for the scrap heap until an Arizona man donated the $100,000 that allowed...

3. A War's On, and 'Maybe I can Help': Her Job in '44-45 Was Inspecting Airplane Engines A War's On, and 'Maybe I can Help': Her Job in '44-45 Was Inspecting Airplane Engines February/16/2003 During World War II, Molly Bean felt she needed to do something to help out. So she went to Pratt & Whitney, local company building engines for World War II aircraft. Article has photo of Molly Bean and...

4. Above the Crowd Above the Crowd July 13, 2008 Cover story about the Petrehn family and their history with hot air ballooning. Includes photos. John Petrehn held many hot air balloon records, and in the late 1980s he became the first American to fly...

5. Air Age Mark in Jet Flight Air Age Mark in Jet Flight August 3, 1959 First jet passenger plane out of Kansas City, leaving for Los Angeles, California.

6. All Four Bags Are Down All Four Bags Are Down July/6/1913 Goodyear finishes first at race begun in Kansas City and ended in Eastern Michigan.

7. Aviation History Took Flight at Fairfax Aviation History Took Flight at Fairfax May 5, 2010 Postcard image and short article about the history of the Fairfax Industrial District, Fairfax Airport and Aircraft Assembly Plant. The Fairfax Airport opened in 1928 and was the primary airmail departure...

8. Balloons over the Lakes Balloons over the Lakes July/5/1913 Update of the race in progress.

9. Deal Is a Liftoff for KC Deal Is a Liftoff for KC April 1, 2008 Discussion of the proposed construction of a $375-million aircraft assembly plant with possible 2,100 well-paying jobs by Bombardier Aerospace. Bombardier is a Montreal, Canada, based company. The decision...

10. Death of Jacob Ruf Death of Jacob Ruf February 14, 1955 Photo and obituary for Jacob Ruf, "founder with his four sons of the Ruf Realty company" and a pioneer aviator of Kansas City dying at the age of 82 at his residence at 3816 Washington Street. Native of...

11. Engine Plant to WAA: RFC Passes Control of Former Pratt & Whitney Factory Engine Plant to WAA: RFC Passes Control of Former Pratt & Whitney Factory Dec. 17, 1946 News about the former Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine manufacturing plant, the "largest Kansas City war plant," vacant but planned for use by civilian light industry companies.

12. Executive Aircraft Executive Aircraft February/20/1963 Photo and biographical article about J. W. Mehornay, or Jack Mehornay, "named executive vice-president in charge of operations of the Executive Aircraft company" after "being in the furniture business...

13. Fliers on Way to Iowa Fliers on Way to Iowa August/29/1918 Description of the mock air battle August 28, 1918, conducted by the British-American Flying Mission in its tour across the country to provide the public a better understanding of airplanes and how they...

14. Fly Girls Are No Longer Forgotten Fly Girls Are No Longer Forgotten July 4, 2009 Margaret Ellfeldt Rees was one of the first women to train as a WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilot, during World War II. She is now one of the few remaining. WASPs flew every type of aircraft that men...

15. Garmin Finds a Sure Way to Success Garmin Finds a Sure Way to Success May 15, 2007 The top company in the Kansas City Star's Star 50 list is Garmin Ltd. The Olathe-based company manufactures navigation gear, and the CEO is Min Kao who emigrated from Taiwan in 1976 and co-founded, with...

16. Helicopter Makes 2-Minute Hop to Terminal with Air Mail Helicopter Makes 2-Minute Hop to Terminal with Air Mail May 24, 1948 First cargo of letters ever dispatched here in a helicopter leaves the Liberty Memorial Mall in this craft, depicting the scene in a large photo.

17. Kansas City's Executive Beechcraft Will Be Acquired by BBA Aviation Kansas City's Executive Beechcraft Will Be Acquired by BBA Aviation April 28, 2007 BBA Aviation, a London-based firm, buys Executive Beechcraft Inc. Founded in 1938 by the Meisinger family, Executive Beechcraft has been serving the general aviation market for nearly 60 years. It is based...

18. KC Lands Jet Midwest at KCI KC Lands Jet Midwest at KCI January 22, 2010 The Kansas City Council approved the move of Kansas City, Kansas, aircraft company Jet Midwest to Kansas City International’s overhaul base on March 1st. It will begin with an engine repair shop. The...

19. KC Seeks New Place to Display Old Plane KC Seeks New Place to Display Old Plane December 25, 2006 Article reports the possibility of Union Station becoming the permanent indoor home of a 1930 American Eaglet two-seater airplane, originally manufactured at the Fairfax Airport. The Eaglet is described...

20. National Pilots' Organization Opposes Planned Closing of Richards-Gebaur National Pilots' Organization Opposes Planned Closing of Richards-Gebaur July 23-29,1998 Discusses opposition of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association to the planned closing of Richards-Gebaur Airport and its transformation to an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries....