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Curtiss Flying Service
Alan L Roesler
Arthur N Maltby
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,...
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...
And We Now Have Our Own Flying Field
Photo and article about the air show at the American Legion convention.
Bureau of Civil Aviation
Article covering regulations for a government-approved "flying field," the term for airports at the time.
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...
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.
Flying High with Corporate Jets
Article about private corporate jets.
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...
Article about the record-breaking demonstration of aviation with the American Legion.
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),...
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]''...
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 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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Strangers in the Night
Discusses the history of UFO sightings in Kansas.
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