Air pilots--Training of--United States.
Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:
The collection contains books, trophies, documents, magazines, memorabilia, business records, ephemera and photographs.
John Drew Pearson, Jr. was a fixed-wing aircraft pilot and instructor employed by Air America and Air Asia in Udorn, Thailand, from March 3, 1962 through June 30, 1974, when he separated from the company.
Charles W. Penry was an Aeronautical Engineer working for the Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc. company. The collection contains clippings, photographs, military records, ephemera, memorabilia, narratives, reports, and charts.
Rodreick was a corporate pilot and served as a Pilot Training Commander of the Royal Air Force and Air Corps Pilot for the Dallas Aviation School.
Bob Sexton became interested in flight around the time of his attendance at Baylor University. During the 1930s, Sexton became involved in aviation and remained engaged with it until a stroke in the 1970s took him away from active flying. He was a trainer and examiner with the Civil Aeronautics Adminstration (CAA). His students included men who would join the military during world War II, and civilians after that conflict.
Collection contains Boeing 727 study guides, flight patterns, operations manual, emergency check list, and pilot training manual; operator manuals for the Douglas DC-4 and DC-6; Air Asia Convair 880 training guide; and CAT and Air America operator guides.
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.
Jesse Birdus Walton was hired by Air America, Inc. on May 16, 1957 as Captain for fixed wing aircraft and was stationed in Saigon, Vietnam until he retired from the company on September 22, 1974.
Harry Weddington was an early aviator and flight instructor.
This collection contains pilot licenses, log books, navigational calculators, checklists for C-130s and C-123s, compensation and rules of employment, foreign currency, photographs, correspondence and newspaper clippings.
Helen L. Wight gathered these materials while working as the Taipei, Taiwan office secretary to the president of Air America, Inc. This collection contains lesson plans, survival information, evasion and travel lessons, an aircraft dispatcher test guide, photographs, and slides.