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Early Aviation in Long Beach by Gerrie Schipske

Title Early Aviation in Long Beach
Author Gerrie Schipske
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release 2009
Category History
Total Pages 132
ISBN 9780738570839
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By 1920, when Ameila Earhart attended Earl S. Daughertyas air circus and then took her first airplane ride with Long Beach Poly High School graduate Frank Hawks, Long Beach was already a key part of the golden age of aviation. Balloonists had parachuted onto the cityas beaches in 1905 near the Pine Avenue Pier, and stunt pilots such as Frank Stites took off and landed on its sands in 1908. The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsored the altitude contest won by Arch Hoxsey in the second Los Angeles Air Meet in 1910. Cal Rodgers ended the first transcontinental flight in the water near Linden Avenue on December 10, 1911. A former Army Air Corps flight instructor, Earl Daugherty was known as the agreatest stunt pilota and owned the areaas first non-beach airfield. This volume offers glimpses of early aviation at one of its core development locales, including photographs never before published of Earhartas flight instructor, John G. Montijo.

Early Long Beach by Gerrie Schipske

Title Early Long Beach
Author Gerrie Schipske
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release 2011
Category History
Total Pages 132
ISBN 9780738575773
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Few other cities can boast of the natural assets, the people, and the events that shaped the first 50 years of their history, as can the city of Long Beach, California. First inhabited by the Tongva people, the land was taken away by the Spanish, then granted to "friends of the King," who in turn sold parcels to real estate speculators working with the railroads. It was called many names before Belle Lowe suggested in 1884 that the townsite be known for its eight miles of long beaches. Its oceanfront provided a resort area, a landing strip for early aviators, a fishing industry, a port for shipbuilding and trade, and a location for the US Navy to anchor its "battle fleet" in 1919. However, discovery of oil in 1921 transformed the city, bringing incredible wealth and an explosive growth in population. By 1938, the city's population was 200,000 and would be a major factor in the Southern California war effort.

Title Naval Aviation News
Author
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Release 1988-07
Category Aeronautics, Military
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Nassau County Long Island in Early Photographs 1869 1940
Author Bette S. Weidman
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release 1981-01-01
Category Photography
Total Pages 148
ISBN 9780486241364
Language English, Spanish, and French
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175 vintage photos recall aspects of life on Long Island from post-Civil War to modern era. Village life, agriculture, local industries, celebrities, early aviation and movie industries, fabulous estates, beaches, much more. Unique document of early Nassau and pioneer photography. Full informative captions. Introduction. Indices.

Title The Federal Aviation Administration
Author Andrea Canavan
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release 2002
Category Aeronautics, Commercial
Total Pages 65
ISBN 1438125356
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses the history and development of the Federal Aviation Administration, current issues facing this agency, and challenges for its future.

Title The Aircraft Spotter s Film and Television Companion
Author Simon D. Beck
Publisher McFarland
Release 2016-06-06
Category Transportation
Total Pages 360
ISBN 1476622930
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ever wondered how many aircraft were converted into Japanese Zeroes and torpedo bombers for Tora! Tora! Tora! or how French Gazelle helicopters were modified for the title role in Blue Thunder? This first of its kind reference book lists aircraft featured in 350 films and television shows, providing brief individual histories, film locations, serial numbers and registrations. Aircraft are also cross-referenced by manufacturer. Appendices provide brief bios on pilots and technicians, information on aircraft collections owned by Tallmantz Aviation and Blue Max Aviation and film credits for U.S. aircraft carriers.

Title FAA Aviation News
Author
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Release 1968
Category Aeronautics, Commercial
Total Pages 206
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Our Community by Long Beach Public Schools (Long Beach, Calif.)

Title Our Community
Author Long Beach Public Schools (Long Beach, Calif.)
Publisher
Release 1954
Category Long Beach (Calif.)
Total Pages 73
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title FLIGHT CAMERA ACTION The History of U S Naval Aviation Photography and Photo Reconnaissance
Author Douglas E. Campbell
Publisher Lulu.com
Release 2014-07-11
Category History
Total Pages 639
ISBN 130447173X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first U.S. Navy aerial photographs were taken in 1913 in support of fleet exercises off Guantanamo, Cuba. Following WWI, a Navy Photographic expedition went north, making the first aerial mapping photos of the Alaskan territory. WWII found Navy shuttermen in the Pacific theatre, performing pre- and post-attack reconnaissance, along with "hitting the beach" to record the war as it unfolded. Shortly after, Navy photographic units were in the Pacific to record early atomic bomb tests. The Navy's aerial photo reconnaissance mission, both at the front end with the weaponless aircrews and the output of thousands of images and photo interpretation, continued to develop through the mid-20th century. The last aerial photo plane in the Navy's inventory was retired after flying to the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum Annex at Dulles International Airport in Fairfax County, Virginia. The 74 year odyssey of Navy and Marine Corps aerial reconnaissance photography was finished.

Federal Art in Long Beach by Douglas Murrell Hinkey

Title Federal Art in Long Beach
Author Douglas Murrell Hinkey
Publisher
Release 1991
Category Art and state
Total Pages 58
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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