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Pratt and Whitney Airc...
George R Bauer
James a Fussell
Young male pilot, possibly a trainee, wearing aviator's goggles and standing in front of an aircraft. It appears to be a photograph of a photo tacked to a bulletin board.
Young Boy in Cockpit
Youth dressed in a pilot's uniform and seated in a airplane cockpit. The plane has "No. 51" on the side.
Wright Brothers Piloting an Airplane
Wilbur Wright watches Orville pilot plane in flight.
Woman in Airplane Cockpit
Young woman seated in the cockpit of an U.S. Mail Express airplane. She is wearing a winter coat and waving. Two other people are visibile in the background.
Whiteman Salutes Its B-2s
December 18, 2003
Whiteman Air Force Base, which houses "anywhere from 15 to 17" of the 21 B-2 stealth bombers, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the planes on December 17, 2003. Officially called the B-2 Spirit, the bomber...
Water Bogs Big Plants: Sheffield Steel Is Largest of Industries in Blue Valley Area out of Operation because of Flooding from Rampaging Blue River
Photos and article about the Blue River flood of the Blue Valley industrial district and Leeds industrial district in 1961. Description "of damage in the millions of dollars" and shutting down of several...
Two Aviators Posing
Two men standing in front of a two-seater plane. The man on the left is wearing a pilot's goggles and uniform; the other appears to be a stuntman or parachutist.
Tribute to Mid-West: Area Praised at Pratt & Whitney Farewell Dinner
Sept. 28, 1945
Article reviewing the short but busy history of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Corporation in Kansas City. It was a manufacturing complex for the World War II effort, completed in August 1943 with its first...
Time to Study Lessons Learned in War
May 2, 2003
A look at what the Iraqi War taught America. Includes a chart comparing U.S. war causualties, length of days, and total number of military in the Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam...
Full frontal view; located at 1013-15 Walnut. Shows Pratt & Whitney Employment Office as occupant.
The State Line Game
Article about "Life Flight" helicopter licensing for hospital service in both states.
The Kansas City Airline Legacy of Knute Rockne
Story about the death of famed Notre Dame University football coach Knute Rockne in an airplane crash "on T& W A Flight 3 leaving Kansas City"in 1931, and the high-profile crash's influence in improving...
The Great Balloon Race
July 26, 1912, balloon race fraught with dangers.
The Curtain Rises on Air Travel
Article referring to Kansas City as "the center geographically and industrially" in the aviation industry.
The Connie Sets a Record
September 29, 2007
Reflection by author on her career with United Press and her two-day press trip to promote Trans World Airlines' "The Constellation," nicknamed The Connie. Its maiden flight was February 1, 1946, from...
Ten Balloons in the Race
National elimination contest with list of participating pilots.
Success on the Fly
October 18, 2009
Article profiles Robert Baslee and his company Airdrome Aeroplanes, a world leader in producing replica WWI aircraft. Baslee has designed and manufactured over 60 planes in this Holden, Missouri, workshop,...
October 4-10, 2012
Article highlights Danny O'Neill's decision to install a 1943 Douglas DC-3 aircraft atop the Roasterie's West Side coffee plant. The history of the Roasterie as well as descriptions of some of the more...
SC8-2 Local Schools Collection Finding Aid
This Local Schools Collection consists of various pamphlets, booklets, brochures, etc., about different types of area schools. It does not include the public schools.
Salina Ready to Soar into Aviation History
January 30, 2005
Article describes the GlobalFlyer aircraft and Steve Fossett's plans to fly around the world without refueling. The plane was designed and built by Virgin Atlantic and Scaled Composites.
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