Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Lea Abbott was noted as a pioneer airline pilot for Braniff Airlines, active member of Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), and exhibition flyer. This collection contains archival material collected by him pertaining to his career with Braniff, Braniff operational and administrative documents, Air Line Pilots Association documents, and manuals for the operation of early airliners.
This artificial collection contains materials related to commercial aviation schedules in the United States as well as international carriers.
This collection contains annual reports regarding aircraft manufacturers, airlines, and aviation-supporting industries.
This collection contains the financial statement of Pan American/Grace Airways from 1966 as well as newspaper clippings related to the Braniff and Panagra merger.
William G. Fuller was the first manager of Meacham Field in Fort Worth, TX. He was appointed to the post in 1927 and remained active in North Texas aviation throughout his life, from being Vice President of Globe Aircraft Company, to the Director of Aviation of Fort Worth and later Grand Prairie. The collection contains archival material collected by him, including personal and business papers and other materials accrued throughout his career in civil and military aviation.
Al Harting was a reporter with the Dallas Dispatch newspaper and D Magazine. He covered local crime, business, politics, and aviation for the North Texas region.
Robin David Steward Higham, a Harvard graduate, was a pilot during World War II and an instructor at the University of Massachusetts from 1954-1957, an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina from 1957-1963, and a Professor of History at Kansas State University beginning in 1963. His career at Kansas State University spanned from 1963-1999. He wrote numerous books and articles focusing on aviation, military, and geo-political subjects.
The History of Aviation Small Collections is comprised of collections of material that are too small to warrant individual arrangement. It is an artificial collection containing 183 collections identified by the collection subject’s name.
Keith Khale (1909-1997) was an airline owner and aviation figure who founded and headed Central Airlines from 1949 until 1963 when he was fired. Khale was also active in politics for the Democratic Party in Oklahoma and Texas, campaigning and fundraising for United States Representative Jim Wright.
Robert Alvin Kammeyer was a fighter pilot in World War II and after the war, a commercial airline pilot flying for Mid-Continental Airlines and later for Braniff Airways. His paper reflect his military and private career as a pilot.
The collection includes biographical notes, incoming letters, letters of introduction, weather reporting sequences, short biographies of air traffic controllers, and clippings. The photographs in this collection document the history and personages of the early years of Dallas aviation.
This collection contains Braniff aircraft memorabilia, photographs, correspondence, brochures, clippings, annual reports, and ephemera.
Kenneth (Ken) C. Sonner started working for Wright Motor Company as mechanic and later worked for the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) as Aircraft Accident Investigator, Power plant Specialist, and Air Safety Specialist.
Don Teel worked as Chief of Flight Operations for the Flota Aérea Mercante Argentina (FAMA) and for the U.S. Steel Corporation where he established and operated the Aircraft Department in order to transport the company's executives. In his retirement, Teel was a Corporate Consultant to Bell Helicopter Textron and the Flight Safety Foundation. This collection emphasizes the business aviation aspect of aeronautics and Don Teel as a pilot in particular.
Burrell Tibbs is well known for his contributions to the early aviation period in the United States. Having been an apprentice to Benoist and working with Lester Miller on building an airplane, Tibbs was also a barnstormer and a pilot instructor in Oklahoma before and during World War II. He worked at the Boeing plant in Wichita, Kansas and celebrated the 50th anniversary of powered flight by flying a World War I Jenny from Bloomington, Illinois to Grand Prairie, Texas in seven days.