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1. Albin Longren Albin Longren 1999 Photo and bio of Albin Kasper Longren, or Albin Longren (1882-1950), "a barnstormer, exhibition flyer, and a builder, designer, engineer, and manufacturer of airplanes," native to Leonardville, Kansas...

2. Balloon Race in 1911 Balloon Race in 1911 1970 Photo and description of the Kansas City International Balloon Race in 1911.

3. Ben Gregory Ben Gregory 1999 Photos and biographical description of Ben Gregory (1889-1974), a Kansas City pilot and race car enthusiast born in Macon, Missouri, starting as a barnstormer in the 1920s with his "Fly with Ben" airplane...

4. Bill Ong Bill Ong 1999 Photo and bio of William Ong, or Bill Ong, "businessman and aviation pioneer" learning to fly "in 1927 at the Bennett Eaglerock Sales Co. Flying School at Richards Field, located in what is now downtown...

5. Colonel Arthur Goebel Colonel Arthur Goebel 1999 Photo and description of Colonel Arthur Goebel, winning pilot of a 1927 competition "to fly the 2,439 miles from San Francisco to Hawaii," establishing about 1929 "a flying school at 101 West 12th in Kansas...

6. Early Airports Around Kansas City Early Airports Around Kansas City January 6, 1960 A directory of early airports in and around Kansas City. For instance Roger Field, first used by C. P. Rogers on famous 1911 coast to coast flight.

7. Eddie Fisher, Pilot Eddie Fisher, Pilot 1999 Photos and biographical description of Edward George Fisher, Jr., or Eddie Fisher (1910-1983), a native Kansas Citian airplane pilot and designer starting in 1929, engaged in barnstorming, air mail, and...

8. Edward Porterfield, Jr. Edward Porterfield, Jr. 1999 Photo and bio of Edward Everett Porterfield, Jr., or Ed Porterfield (1890-1948), a native Kansas Citian and founder of "the Porterfield Flying School at Richards Field" in 1925 and of the American Eagle...

9. Edward Porterfield, Jr. Edward Porterfield, Jr. April 12, 1905 Reprint of an article from Kansas City Star clippings (June 26, 1927) about Edward Porterfield, Jr., designer and operator of the airplane manufacturing plant at 24th and Harrison Streets in Kansas City...

10. First Airplanes in Kansas City First Airplanes in Kansas City 1999 Description of the "first successful aeroplane designed and built in Kansas City and its initial flight" on August 26, 1910, flown by "J. C. McCallum, inventor and builder of the machine." On same page...

11. First Kansas City Airport First Kansas City Airport May 23, 1905 The first "airport" in Kansas City, called Kellerstrass Airfield, began operation in 1917 by Albert C. Reed on the Ernest Kellerstrass farm that is now 87th Street and Holmes Road.

12. First National Air Traffic Conference First National Air Traffic Conference 2002 ''Organized under the auspices of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, the national trade association for the aviation industry, the First National Air Traffic Conference opened in Kansas City, Missouri,...

13. First Public Airport First Public Airport January 6, 1960 Description on the dedication page about Albert C. Reed operating the first public airport in Kansas City without, unusually for the time, any accidents.

14. Frank Spatz, Airplane Mechanic Frank Spatz, Airplane Mechanic 1999 Photo and bio of Frank Spatz, an early airplane mechanic starting in the 1920s coming to Kansas City in 1937 with TWA, building and modifying hangars and training pilots at the Downtown Airport and around...

15. Harold Neumann Harold Neumann 1999 Photos and bio of Harold Neumann (1906-1995), "[c]hampion air racer and TWA pilot" and native of Illinois starting as a pilot in the 1920s and coming to Kansas City in 1936 as an early TWA pilot.

16. Henry Haskell and Katharine Wright Henry Haskell and Katharine Wright June 25, 1905 Aviation pioneers,Orville and Wilbur Wright, had a sister Katharine who eventually married local Kansas City Star,editor Henry Haskell. The book has several pages on the relationship between Haskell and...

17. History of Trans World Airlines (TWA) History of Trans World Airlines (TWA) 1999 Photos and description of "the history of TWA [Trans World Airlines], beginning in 1929 when Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT) decided to make their international headquarters at Municipal Airport in...

18. Howard Hughes, TWA Owner, and Jack Frye, TWA President Howard Hughes, TWA Owner, and Jack Frye, TWA President 1999 Photos and biographical descriptions of Howard Robard Hughes, or Howard Hughes (1905-1976), and William John Frye, or Jack Frye, record-setting pilots and executives of TWA in Kansas City starting in 1939....

19. Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources Jackson County, Missouri: Its Opportunities and Resources 1926 Brief description of the flying school at Richards Flying Field.

20. James Kindelberger James Kindelberger 1999 Photo and biographical description of James Howard Kindelberger, or Dutch Kindelberger, "one of the pioneers in American aviation" from "the 1930s until his death in 1962" through his company, North American...