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Christopher P Fotos
''We All Had a Cause'': Kansas City's Bomber Plant, 1941-1945
The B-25 bomber was crucial to the war effort during World War II and many of these bombers were made in North American Aviation's Kansas City, Kansas facility. "This article describes the origin and development...
100 Years of Aviation
Entire issue of Gateway Heritage devoted to flight. Includes primary sources such as letters by the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh. Chapters are: How We Made The First Flight; To Octave Chanute,...
A Roar from the Sky: Air-Mindedness in Wichita
Early aviation in Wichita with some overall relation to Kansas City. Photographs of early Cessna aircrafts in Wichita.
A Worthy Enterprise
Possibility of landing a space shuttle at Kansas City International Airport.
Aerial Mail Service
Establishing air route from Chicago to Kansas City.
Aerial Promotion: Committee Appointed to Promote Kansas City's Interests
Plans for formal airport meeting federal regulations.
Aerospace Industry in Kansas City: Kansas City Companies Meet Space-Age Demands
Photos and article by Charles Kimball, the president of the Midwest Research Institute, about the aerospace industry in Kansas City, especially research and development "locally by Spencer Chemical, a...
Aftermath: Down in a Hole
Illustrations and article about the fatal crash of "a Lockheed L-188 Electra" airplane carrying auto parts in Kansas City, Kansas during a failed attempt to land at the Kansas City Downtown Airport (formerly...
Air Age Here: Kansas City to Be One of World's Leading Aviation Centers
Photo and article about the transcontinental passenger service here.
Air Mail a Reality in May, 1926
Article about the advent of airmail in Kansas City.
Air Mail Assured by April 1, 1926
Article about air mail routes established at Richards Field to be flown by National Air Transport, Incorporated.
Air Mail Service Growing Rapidly: Air Express Service Also to Be Started
Express airmail to be offered. Airmail routes map included.
Air Transport: Braniff to Increase Kansas City Flights in Major Route Shift
Map and article about the "major restructuring of its [Braniff Airlines'] route system with a planned expansion of its hub at Kansas City and a sharp reduction in service at hometown Dallas/Ft. Worth."...
Air Transport: Braniff Will Increase Nonstop Service from Kansas City Hub
Article about the expansion of the Kansas City hub of Braniff Airlines "with the introduction of service to six new points, boosting the number of nonstop destinations served to 19" out of Kansas City...
Air Transport: Eastern Cuts Size by 12% in Move to Erase Losses
Article about "the elimination of Eastern's [Eastern Air Lines] Kansas City hub and service to 11 cities in the Western U. S." as part of a "12% reduction in the overall size of the airline."
Air Transport: Kansas City Rebuilding after Braniff Bankruptcy
Article about the "rebuilding service" of Kansas City International Airlines in the wake of the bankruptcy and departure of Braniff Airlines in 1989.
Lists of aviation schools, airlines, and air mail times.
Airline Industry Has Grown Fast in Kansas City
History of major airlines serving Kansas City as businesses.
Airlines in the United States, January 1, 1934
Map and names of airlines showing routes in 1934: American Airways; Eastern Air Transport; Kohler Aviation Corp.; National Parks Airways; Northwest Airways; Pan American Airways System; Pennsylvania Air...
Airport Terminal Plan
Article about the continued planning for federally approved airport.
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