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New Collection: Ivan R. Gates Collection

Ivan R. Gates was an Early Bird of Aviation, receiving his pilot’s license in 1911, and is credited with starting the first flying school on the west coast in California. The collection documents Gates’ aviation business enterprises, including the Gates … Continue reading

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New Collection: Cincinnati Parachute Club Collection

The Cincinnati Parachute Club was one of the first parachute clubs in the country. Their jumps were mostly at Western Hills Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio. The collection focuses on one member of the club, Quentin Honnert. The collection is composed … Continue reading

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Santa travels in style, in a vintage D-25

Santa Claus paid a visit to the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport (SGH) yesterday afternoon, delighting a large crowd (including my family) with his arrival in a beautiful red biplane. (We assume the reindeer are resting up for their long-distance endurance flight … Continue reading

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