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1. First Local Airplane Flight First Local Airplane Flight The first airplane flight in Greater Kansas City took place on December 24, 1909, in Overland Park, Kansas. The promoter was W. B. Strang, a wealthy trolley-line owner. The pilot was Charles K. Hamilton....

2. Balloon Ascension Balloon Ascension A balloon ascension was held in 1869 for the opening of the Hannibal Bridge. Photographs were taken by William Owen Ragan, the first photographer in Kansas City. Mrs. Ragan sewed the balloon. (The Kansas...

3. Butler Manufacturing Butler Manufacturing File contains clippings about the company.

4. Local Aviation History Local Aviation History Photos, illustrations, and information on aviation history in Kansas City.

5. Balloon Races Balloon Races File contains excerpts about balloons from the following sources: Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times, October 2-8, 1911, as well as New York Times, October 5, 1911 (6:5), October 6 (8:5), October 7...

6. Aviation Industry Aviation Industry Photos, illustrations, and information on the aviation industry in Greater Kansas City (and its impact on the local economy, etc.), including a 1996 report by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and...

7. Airlines in the Kansas City Area Airlines in the Kansas City Area Folder contains photos, illustrations, maps, and information on airlines in the Kansas City area.

8. Fox Flying House Aircraft Fox Flying House Aircraft Side view of Fox Flying House at Municipal Airport.

9. Biplane Biplane Full frontal and side view of early biplane.

10. Aircraft on Fire Aircraft on Fire Plane on fire at Municipal Airport

11. Airplanes in Line Formation Airplanes in Line Formation Planes lined up in front of signs for "Storage Service Repairs", "Mid-Continent Air Transport", and "Tuxhorn Flying School".

12. Airplane Airplane Picture of plane which says "Josephine Ford Byrd Arctic Expedition" on the side.

13. Pilot in Airplane Pilot in Airplane Unidentified pilot in plane.

14. Biplane Biplane Side view of early biplane.

15. Biplane Biplane Side view of biplane.

16. Luther Welsh Luther Welsh File contains an obituary article about "Lieutenant Luther Welsh of Kansas City, who was killed by the explosion of a bomb during an airplane flight on November 8, 1916." His corpse was found washed up...

17. Biplane Biplane Early biplane parked in front of a hangar at unidentified location.

18. Earl Reed, Sr. in Plane Earl Reed, Sr. in Plane Earl Reed, Sr., in plane.

19. Inverted Biplane Inverted Biplane A.C. Reed's Hisso Standard biplane, upside down.

20. Biplane Biplane National U.S. Air Express training plane.