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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...
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...
The Aviatrix and the University: Amelia Earhart at Purdue
Biographical article about Amelia Earhart, the pioneer woman aviator from Kansas, and her associations in the mid-1930s with Purdue University in Indiana, responsible for financing her flying experiments...
Temporary Flying Field in Kansas City
Report on the one year temporary flying field approved by the federal government.
Strangers in the Night
Discusses the history of UFO sightings in Kansas.
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.
Brief history of the Richards Flying Field, estabished in 1922 in Raytown, Missouri, used for military pilot training and regular airmail service and visited by Charles Lindbergh at the height of his popularity...
Raytown Society to Mark Old Flying Field Site
Notice about the Raytown Historical Society commemorating the site of Richards Flying Field, Sunday, Sept. 23, 1979, the first Kansas City air terminal, later called Ong Airport in 1943. The former flying...
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.
KCI: Flying High
Article about the hardships of airlines in a poor economy at Kansas City International Airport.
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,...
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...
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),...
Article about the record-breaking demonstration of aviation with the American Legion.
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...
Flying High with Corporate Jets
Article about private corporate jets.
Story describing business prosperity and growth in the area surrounding Kansas City International Airport.
Curtiss Flying Service Get Under Way
May 28, 1929
Article about Curtiss Flying Service, the new private airline service.
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...
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