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Alan L Roesler
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And We Now Have Our Own Flying Field
Photo and article about the air show at the American Legion convention.
Kansas Citian Aviation Number
December 18, 1928
Whole issue of the Kansas Citian devoted to aviation. Articles include: ''Kansas City as an Aviation Center'' (p.961-2); ''American Eagle Enlarges'' (p. 963); ''Kansas City Concern Makes Planes [Butler]''...
Genealogy of the Richards Family
Note about the naming of Richards Flying Field after John Francisco Richards and Richards-Gebaur Airport after John Francisco Richards II (a son of John Richards I killed in a World War I aerial battle),...
So You Think It's a Breeze Flying over Good Old Kansas City?
Illustration and article citing the Municipal Airport as the worst in the nation, including a quote from F. Lee Bailey regarding air traffic control.
Flying Home With Mr. Red Top
This article is an extensive interview with local jazz musician Ben Kynard. He recalls his early years as well as his memories of early Kansas City jazz. His relationship with jazz musician Lionel Hampton...
New Reduced Winter Fares! Hanford Slashes Rates!
Full page ad, map, and illustration for Hanford Airlines, flying "the hub route" out of Kansas City Municipal Airport to various cities in each direction.
The Royal Kingbirds of Kauffman Stadium
Article spotlights the spring migration of kingbirds from southern Mexico to Kansas City's own Kauffman Stadium. The kingbirds begin nesting near the end of April, feasting on the abundance of flying insects...
Kansas City the Airport of the Southwest
July 21, 1925
Recent Developments in Aeronautics Mark New Era in Aerial TransportationRegular service between Kansas City and Wichita was inaugurated July 1, 1925, by the Kansas City Airways Transportation Company,...
KCI: Flying High
Article about the hardships of airlines in a poor economy at Kansas City International Airport.
Temporary Flying Field in Kansas City
Report on the one year temporary flying field approved by the federal government.
Flying High with Corporate Jets
Article about private corporate jets.
Bureau of Civil Aviation
Article covering regulations for a government-approved "flying field," the term for airports at the time.
Curtiss Flying Service Get Under Way
May 28, 1929
Article about Curtiss Flying Service, the new private airline service.
Story describing business prosperity and growth in the area surrounding Kansas City International Airport.
Article about the record-breaking demonstration of aviation with the American Legion.
Climax of a Colorful Flying Career
October 13, 1931
Dr. Brock and Col. Garrett Guests of President of the United StatesReview of the achievement of Dr. John D. Brock, owner of Specialty Optical Company, 1009 McGee Street, in the area of aviation, have flown...
Kansas City and the American Legion
Article about plans for the dedication event of the Liberty Memorial with the American Legion, World War I officials from America and abroad, and other festivities, including cowboys and Indians, flying...
The Victory Loan Flying Circus in St. Louis and Kansas City, April 14 and 30, 1919
Overview of the activities of the Victory Loan Flying Circus, a traveling US Army Air Service air show. Designed to promote the Victory Loan Drive, the final American war bond drive of World War I, the...
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...
Strangers in the Night
Discusses the history of UFO sightings in Kansas.
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