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61. Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid Curtiss-Wright Flying Service Photograph Collection Finding Aid ca1920-1940 This collection contains 57 black and white 8" x 10" photographs housed in one box. Views include downtown area, West bottoms, riverfront area, industrial areas, midtown area including Union Station and...

62. Deal Is a Liftoff for KC Deal Is a Liftoff for KC April 1, 2008 Discussion of the proposed construction of a $375-million aircraft assembly plant with possible 2,100 well-paying jobs by Bombardier Aerospace. Bombardier is a Montreal, Canada, based company. The decision...

63. Death of Jacob Ruf Death of Jacob Ruf February 14, 1955 Photo and obituary for Jacob Ruf, "founder with his four sons of the Ruf Realty company" and a pioneer aviator of Kansas City dying at the age of 82 at his residence at 3816 Washington Street. Native of...

64. Department of Commerce Approves National Aircraft Welding School Department of Commerce Approves National Aircraft Welding School May/28/1929 Description of the new school at "324 West 6th Trafficway" for aircraft production.

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

66. Edward Porterfield, Jr. Edward Porterfield, Jr. 1999 Photo and bio of Edward Everett Porterfield, Jr., or Ed Porterfield (1890-1948), a native Kansas Citian and founder of "the Porterfield Flying School at Richards Field" in 1925 and of the American Eagle...

67. Edward Porterfield, Jr. Edward Porterfield, Jr. April 12, 1905 Reprint of an article from Kansas City Star clippings (June 26, 1927) about Edward Porterfield, Jr., designer and operator of the airplane manufacturing plant at 24th and Harrison Streets in Kansas City...

68. Engine Plant to WAA: RFC Passes Control of Former Pratt & Whitney Factory Engine Plant to WAA: RFC Passes Control of Former Pratt & Whitney Factory Dec. 17, 1946 News about the former Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine manufacturing plant, the "largest Kansas City war plant," vacant but planned for use by civilian light industry companies.

69. Executive Aircraft Executive Aircraft February/20/1963 Photo and biographical article about J. W. Mehornay, or Jack Mehornay, "named executive vice-president in charge of operations of the Executive Aircraft company" after "being in the furniture business...

70. Express and Passenger Air Service Next Express and Passenger Air Service Next November/16/1926 New express service to operate between New York and Dallas via Kansas City, made possible by new all-metal, tri-motored monoplanes.

71. Fast-Paced Growth at Continental Disc Fast-Paced Growth at Continental Disc January//1982 Article describing the Continental Disc company in Riverside, Missouri, "the second-largest manufacturer in its industry" of producing "rupture disc components" for space shuttles.

72. First Airplanes in Kansas City First Airplanes in Kansas City 1999 Description of the "first successful aeroplane designed and built in Kansas City and its initial flight" on August 26, 1910, flown by "J. C. McCallum, inventor and builder of the machine." On same page...

73. 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....

74. First National Air Traffic Conference First National Air Traffic Conference 2002 ''Organized under the auspices of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce, the national trade association for the aviation industry, the First National Air Traffic Conference opened in Kansas City, Missouri,...

75. Fliers on Way to Iowa Fliers on Way to Iowa August/29/1918 Description of the mock air battle August 28, 1918, conducted by the British-American Flying Mission in its tour across the country to provide the public a better understanding of airplanes and how they...

76. Fly Girls Are No Longer Forgotten Fly Girls Are No Longer Forgotten July 4, 2009 Margaret Ellfeldt Rees was one of the first women to train as a WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilot, during World War II. She is now one of the few remaining. WASPs flew every type of aircraft that men...

77. Flying High with Corporate Jets Flying High with Corporate Jets March//1998 Article about private corporate jets.

78. Ford Wings for the B-47 Jet Bomber Ford Wings for the B-47 Jet Bomber Second Quarter//1953 Photos and article about "the first shipment of bomber wings built at Ford Motor Company's Claycomo plant" with speeches here by company president Henry Ford II, B. W. Rose ("Kansas city Aircraft Plant...

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

80. Garmin Finds a Sure Way to Success Garmin Finds a Sure Way to Success May 15, 2007 The top company in the Kansas City Star's Star 50 list is Garmin Ltd. The Olathe-based company manufactures navigation gear, and the CEO is Min Kao who emigrated from Taiwan in 1976 and co-founded, with...