"What a laugh we had the other day at Tucson. Wiley and Amelia were there telling jokes, as usual, when the air transport crowd landed. One of the passengers said, "I have endured no water, no toilet, no food, no nothin’." Another pilot there, I think it was Pancho, said, "Hell, don't you have a Thermos?! That'll solve half your problems!""
Description: Books honestly and simply inspired by true stories from the Golden Age of Flight that you and your friends will most certainly and inexpensively like to study and read.
The Congress of Ghosts is an anniversary celebration for 2010. It celebrates the 5th year online of www.dmairfield.org and the 10th year of effort on a project dedicated to analyze and exhibit the history embodied in the Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ. It includes a detailed history of the Airfield, including its namesakes and biographies of the principal managers and operators between 1919 and 1940. It answers the question, Who Were Davis and Monthan. It features historical biographies of pilots, men and women, who made names for themselves in Golden Age aviation and beyond. And it introduces some who shined brightly for a short time, but died too soon for us to know well. This book is a valuable addition to others by the author, all of which increase our knowledge about the people, machines and events of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register.This book, an Oldairfield.com Books 21st Century Edition, is a complement to the aviation history Web site known as www.dmairfield.org. The Web site celebrates the pilot transient Register that lay open for pilots and passengers to sign between February 6, 1925 and November 26, 1936. Recorded in the Register are 3,689 landings by 1,962 unique pilots, flying 2,129 unique aircraft. They carried 2,061 unique passengers. The Register is a small, but important, aviation artifact from one small, but significant, airfield in southern Arizona. The project has occupied much of the authors time for the last decade, and the research, data-analysis, and writing have taken him into many dusty archives, museums, old barns, libraries, private homes, cluttered hangars, workshops and airfields in the U.S. and abroad. The Congress of Ghosts shares key examples of some of the results of that travel and research.