Edward H. Phillips, "Barnstorming Wichita's Aviation Past"
Recent Edward H. Phillips, "Barnstorming Wichita's Aviation Past"
Dwane Wallace's Cessna C-34 was the right airplane at the right time, and offered good performance at an affordable price that made it successful in the Great Depression market.
LLOYD STEARMAN-AVIATOR, ENGINEER AND KANSAN
At his death in 1975, Lloyd Carlton Stearman ranked as one of America's most successful aviation personalities. His name was a household word, as well known to the man on the street as that of Boeing, Northrop, Piper, Cessna and Beech.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF WALTER H. BEECH
Commercial aviation has witnessed the careers of many legendary personalities, but few have exemplified the drive to succeed as did Walter Herschel Beech.
E.M. LAIRD - AVIATION PIONEER
When Emil Matthew “Matty” Laird came to Wichita, Kan., in 1919, he began the city’s transformation from the “Wheat Capital” to the “Air capital of the World.”
CLYDE CESSNA - PIONEER AVIATOR
Aviation owes much to a farm boy whose name became synonymous with monoplanes and played a major role in making Wichita the "Air Capital of the World."
THE STRANGE SAGA OF A TRAVEL AIR MONOPLANE
Deck: Built only as a proof-of-concept airplane, the first Type 6000 monoplane built by the Travel Air Company was licensed on Walter Beech's honor, later orphaned by Curtiss-Wright and shunned by the Department of Commerce as an aircraft nobody could fly!
A Chance To See History…
Raytheon Aircraft was the proud host for the 75th Anniversary Travel Air Homecoming Celebration held Oct. 12-14th, 2000, to salute the great Travel Air heritage.