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1. 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...

2. 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...

3. 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...

4. John Brock's Flying Record John Brock's Flying Record 1999 Photos and description of John Brock, an optometrist and "President of the Specialty Optical Company, 1009 McGee Street," honored in 1930 at the Hotel Muehlebach for his record-setting 365 days of consecutive...

5. Octave Chanute Octave Chanute 1999 Photo and biographical description of Octave Chanute (1832-1910), "a civil engineer involved in bridge building, glider design, and flying machines," native to France and emigrating to Kansas City in 1867,...

6. Satchel Paige Satchel Paige 1999 Photo and description of the flying career of black baseball pitcher Leroy Robert Paige, or Satchel Paige (~1907-1982), traveling around the country in barnstorming appearances as a baseball player starting...

7. Strang Air Park Strang Air Park 1999 Photos and description of Strang Air Park, established in 1909 by William Strang in Overland Park, Kansas, and hosting large air shows or flying exhibitions in the 1910s.