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ALASKA
ALASKAN AVIATION HISTORY - 2 VOLUME SET, Stevens, Robert, Polynyas Press, 1990, f/f (as new), see scan, Volume One 1897-19289 and Volume Two 1929-1930, many photos, total 1097 pgs. $75.00
ALASKA FLOAT PLANES, Satterfield, Archie, Bonanza Books, 1969, vg/vg, see scan, early history of bush pilots in southeastern Alaska, focus on float planes, many photos, 159 pgs. $15.00
BROTHER OF THE EAGLE, Rolfsrud, Erling, Lantren Books, 1952, vg/vg, see scan, biography of Carl Ben Eilson, pioneer bush pilot in Alaska. He flew Alaska's first air mail & in 1928, over the North Pole to Norway. He was lost on a rescue mission the following year, photos, 181 pgs. $35.00
FLYING NORTH, Potter, Jean, Macmillan, 1947, vg/vg (small piece missing from upper edge), see scan, episodes from many Alaskan bush flyers such as Wien, Crosson, Jefford, Ben Eilson & Archie Ferguson, photos, 261 pgs. $35.00
MUDHOLE SMITH - ALASKA FLIER, Janson, Lone, Alaska Northwest Publishing, fine (soft cover), see scan, 1981, his biography from barnstormer to bush pilot, taught himself how to fly, provided air service to remote villages, spotting enemy submarines in WW II, photos, 143 pgs. $6.00
OSCAR WINCHELL, ALASKA'S FLYING COWBOY, Wachel, Pat, Denison, 1967, fine (hardback issued with pictorial cover), see scan, signed by both Winchell and the author, Winchell began flying in 1921. In 1927, he bought a Jennny and started a flying service in South Dakota. After moving to Alaska in 1929, he flew for small airlines which eventually became Alaska Airlines. 1940 saw him a s a bush pilot, 210 pgs. $36.50
PIONEER BUSH PILOT, Harkey, Ira, University of Washington, 1974, vg/vg, bio of Noel Wien, see scan, after a barnstorming period, he moved to Alaska & was their first bush pilot. He later founded Wien Alaska Airways, photos, 307 pgs. $16.50
SOURDOUGH SKY, Nills & Phillips, Superior Publishing, 1969, vg/vg, see scan, development of commercial flying in the North, the work of missionaries, the military with Col. 'Hap' Arnold, a salute to all Alaskan airmen of 1913-1943, photos, 176 pgs. $18.00
WINGS OVER ALASKA, Herron, Edward, Julian Messneer, 1959, vg/vg, see scan, story of Carl Ben Eilson, one of the greatest bush pilots. After not succeeding the first time, he flew over the North Pole to Spitzberger with Sir Hubert Wilkins, 192 pgs. $15.00

ARIZONA
SKY PIONEERING; ARIZONA IN AVIATION HISTORY, Reinhold, Ruth, University of Arizona, 1982, vg/vg, see photo, author, a commercial pilot & flight instructor, recounts the early aviation history of Arizona - by 1927 home of two aricraft companies & the largest airport in the United States, photos, 232 pgs. $25.00

ARKANSAS
EIGHT NINE ROMEO PAPPA - STORY OF ARKANSAS AVIATION, Wallis, Dave, Arkansas Aviation Historical Society, 2000, f/f (as new) see photo, signed by author, 89 years of aviation history in Arkansas, illustrated with photos & drawings, 269 pgs. $30.00

CALIFORNIA
CALIFORNIA WINGS, Schoneburger, William, Winsor Publications, 1984, f/f, see scan, from the first take off of a dirigible in San Francisco in 1869 to the space shuttle Columbia's landing in 1981, photos, 189 pgs. $24.95
FROM JENNIES TO JETS - ORANGE COUNTY, Smith, Vi, Sultana Press, 1974, f/f , see photo, beginning with Glenn Martin building his first plane in a former church building, there has been many great names in aviation, photos, 211 pgs. $35.00
MADCAPS, MILLIONAIRES AND "MOSE", Underwood, John, Heritage Press, 1984, fine (embossed hard cover, see scan, signed by author, story of Grand Central Airport (Glendale, CA) from it's glory days (1920s & 30s) through WW II. It was used by airlines, Hollywood celebrities & the military. The downhill road to closure in 1959, many photos, 144 pgs. $60.00
SAN DIEGO: AIR CAPITAL OF THE WEST, Scott, Mary, San Diego Aerospace Museum, 1991, f/f (as new), see photo, history of aviation in San Diego, and illustrated with over 300 vintage & modern photographs from the archival collection of the San Diego Aerospace Museum," 192 pgs. $25.00
IMAGES OF AVIATION: TORRANCE AIRPORT, Lobb, Charles, Arcadia, 2006. new (soft cover), see photo, after Pearl Harbor, commercial flights were terminated, one of these was the Lomita Flight Strip, now known as Zamperini Field, photographic history of the Torrance Airport, 127 pgs. $15.00

COLORADO
FIRST FIFTY YEARS OF FLIGHT IN COLORADO, Scamehorn, Howard, University of Colorado, 1961, small 19 page booklet. $3.00

DELAWARE
DELAWARE AVIATION HISTORY, Frebert, George, Dover, 1998, f/f (as new), see scan, an expansive report on aviation in Delaware, detailed history of Bellanca, two fold-out Aeronautical Sectional Maps (1932 and 1947), many photos, 372 pgs. $40.00

FLORIDA
FLORIDA'S AVIATION HISTORY - THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED YEARS, Brown, Warren, Aero-Medical, vg (soft cover), see photo, inscribed by author to previous owner, Aviation from the early attempts at flying, photos, 246 pgs. $15.00
WINGS IN THE SUN, Lazarus, William, Tyn Cobb's Florida Press, vg/vg, see photo, signed by author & A.B. McMullen (Executive VP of National Associal of State Aviation Officals, see scan, effect of world and national aviation events upon Florida, photos & illustrations, 310 pgs. $30.00

GEORGIA
GLIMPSES OF GEORGIA AVIATION, Program to celebrate Georgia Aviation Day, 1977, fine (soft cover), see scan, Booklet celebrates Georgia's role in aviation history, highlighting facts about individuals, businesses, and airports that previously had never been printed , photos, 96 pgs. $5.00
HISTORY OF AVIATION IN SAVANNAH GEORGIA, Byrd, Thorn & Wittish, Savannah Airport Commission, 1998, f/f (as new), see scan, covers the early days 1911 through 1997, many photos, 104 pgs. $27.95

IDAHO
WINGS OVER IDAHO, Hart, Arthur, Historic Boise, 1991, fine (soft cover), see photo, overview of the history of aviation in Boise, Idaho, and grew into a history embracing the whole state, flight made Idaho s thousands of square miles of mountains & wilderness passable by plane in hours rather than weeks, photos, 175 pgs. $15.00

ILLINOIS
BALLOONS TO JETS, Scamehorn, Howard, Henry Regnery, 1957, vg/vg, see photo, history of aeronautics in Illinois, 1855-1955, photos, 271 pgs. $10.00
FILL THE HEAVENS WITH COMMERCE, Young & Callahan, Chicago Review Press, 1981. f/f (as new), see photo, Chicago aviation from 1855 to 1926, photos, 167 pgs. $10.00
CHICAGO AVIATION - AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, Young, David, North Illinois University, 2003. f/f (as new), see photo, recounts tales of the pilots, patrons, & passengers who sparked public interest in the early days of flight, in 1910, when a group of wealthy flying enthusiasts formed the Aero Club of Illinois, audiences flocked to see the club's spectacular aviation shows & visit Cicero Field, where many of America's first aviators learned to fly. photos, 254 pgs. $30.00

IOWA
IOWA TAKES TO THE AIR - VOLUME 1 (1845 - 1918 & VOLUME 2 (1919 - 1941), Pellegreno, Ann, Aerodrome Press, 1980 & 1986, f/f (as new), see photo, both volumes signed by author, she completed Amelia Earhart's 1937 globe-circling flight in 1967, these books contain extensive research on air races, air shows as well as personalities & accomplishments of Iowa's pilots, mechanics, manufacturere, many photos, maps, 596 pgs (total for both volumes) $55.00

KANSAS
BORNE ON THE SOUTH WIND, Rowe & Miner, Wichita Eagle & Beacon Publishing, 1994, vg/vg (edgewear), , see photo, Stearmans to Starships, B-25s to B052s, photos, maps, 244 pgs. $25.00

LOUISANA
LOUISANA AVIATION, Caire, Vincent, Louisana State University, 2010. f/f (new), see photo, photographic history of Louisana aviation, 130 pgs. $32.00

MAINE
EARLY WINGS OVER MAINE, Davis, J.D., Potts Point Books, 2011. f ( soft cover, as new), see photo, beginning of aviation in Maine from Lindbergh to Beryl Markham, stories & historical photographs, 181 pgs. $17.95

MARYLAND
MARYLAND ALOFT, Preston, Lanman & Breihan, Maaryland Historic Trust, 2003, f/f (as new), see photo, people & places that made the sky more accessible, inventory of 125 sites associated with Maryland aviation, photos, 182 pgs. $29.95
VOYAGES INTO AIRY REGIONS, Scott, John, Ann Arrundell Historical Society, 1984, vg (soft cover), see scan, a salute to places, planes & people that made Maryland's aviation history, photos, 119 pgs.
$15.00
IMAGES OF AVIATION - MARYLAND, Breihan, John, Arcadia, 2009, new (soft cover), see scan, photographic history of Maryland aviation, 127 pgs,
$19.95
MASSACHUSETTS
WINGS OVER CAPE COD, Buckley, Joseph, self-published, 2000, f/f (as new), see photo, Signed by author, chronological narrative of the Chatham Naval Air Station covering its activities both in World War I & in the immediate post-war period, story of naval aviation in New England during the years 1917 through 1922,photos, 190 pgs. $25.00

MICHIGAN
CHRONOLOGY OF MICHIGAN AVIATION, Ball, Robert, Michigan Dept. of Aeronautics, 1953, vg (soft cover, inked & embossed name), see scan, aviation history from 1834 to 1953, photos, 64 pgs. $8.00

MINNESOTA
MINNESOTA AVIATION HISTORY 1857-1945, Allard & Sandvick, MAHB, 1993, new (soft cover), see scan, describes the careers of over 350 of Minnesota's pioneer aviation personalities, information about flying in the earliest years,photos, 288 pgs. $29.95

MISSOURI
CITY OF FLIGHT, Horgan, James, Patrice Press, 1984, f/f (as new), see scan, History of aviation in St. Louis, goes back to the 1830s, photos, 500 pgs. $12.50

MONTANA
MONTANA AND THE SKY, Wiley, Frank, Montana Aeronautical Commission, 1966, f/f, see photo, signed by author, history of the beginnings of aviation in the great West, more than 200 rare aviation photographs & stories about the adventures of 100 pioneer pilots, 343 pgs. $45.00

NEBRASKA
RUDDER, STICK & THROTTLE, Adwers, Robert, Making History, 1994, fine (soft cover, as new), see photo, Inscribed by author, aviation in Nebraska from 1906, photos, 440 pgs. $20.00

NEW HAMPSHIRE
HISTORY & HEROES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AVIATION, Batchelder, Jean, Arrow Publishing, 2004, fine (soft cover) see photo, history of aviation in New Hampshire including weather & terrain, biographies of 61 aviators, such as Alan Shepard, Jr.& Christa McAuliffe, photos, 240 pgs. $25.00

NEW MEXICO
BALLOONS TO BOMBERS, Alberts, Don, Albuquerque Museum History, 1987, fine (soft cover) see photo, aviation in Albuquerque from 1882 to 1945, photos, 88 pgs. $10.00

NEW JERSEY
FROM THE BALLOON TO THE MOON, Reilly, H.V. Pat,HV Publisher, 1992, vg, soft cover, see photo, inscribed by author to previous owner, chronological history of New Jersey aviation from 1793 to 1989, photos, 318 pgs. $15.00
NEW JERSEY'S AERONAUTICAL HERITAGE...A CONCISE CHRONOLOGY, Reilly, H.V. Pat, HV Publisher, 1982, vg, soft cover, see photo, aviation history program for a 1982 Annual Induction Dinner, photos & history of New Jersey aviation, 64 pgs. $15.00

NEW YORK
FLIGHT OF MEMORY: LONG ISLAND'S AERONATICAL PAST, Shodell, Elly, Port Washington, 1995, as new (soft cover), see photo, historic b/w photos of aircraft, (esp. flying boats), pilots & passengers, ephemera, plus line drawings & illustrations, 86 pgs. $14.95
IMAGES OF AVIATION: LONG ISLAND AIRCRAFT CRASHES 1909-1959, Stoff, Joshua, Arcadia, 2004. new (soft cover), see photo, For the first 50 years of American aviation, Longa Island was the center of innovation & flight, pictorial history, 128 pgs. $19.95

NORTH CAROLINA
AVIATION MUSEUM 1903-1985: A PICTORIAL HISTORY THE CAROLINAS AND VIRGINIA, Swearingen & Mills, Dependable Printing, 1985, vg (cover wear,soft cover), see photo, aviators, flying machines & organizations (North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia), a photographic essay, 279 pgs. $18.00
FIRST TO FLY, Parramore, Thomas, University of North Carolina, 2002, f/f (as new), see photo, inscribed by author, account of North Carolina's significant contributions to the early history, were on the cutting edge of aviation technology well before Wilbur and Orville Wright's first powered flight in 1903, produced some of the most notable airmen & women of the early 1900s, photos, 372 pgs. $15.00

OHIO
GIANT LEAP: A CHRONOLOGY OF OHIO AEROSPACE EVENTS & PERSONALITIES, 1915-1969, Crouch, Tom, Ohio Historical Society, 1971, vg ( soft cover), see photo, 70 page booklet with photos. $8.00
THEY WALKED ON WINGS, Burwell, Robert, Saracen Publications, 1988, fine, (as new, soft cover), see photo, history of early Stark county aviation, photos, 158 pgs. $16.00

PENNSYLVANIA
A PLACE IN THE SKY, Wissolik, Richard (Editor), St. Vincent College, 2001, f/f, inscribed by editor to previous owner, , see photo, history of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport 1919 to 2001, many photos, 225 pgs. $35.00
AVIATION AND PENNSYLVANIA, Smith & Harrington, Franklin Institute Press, 1981, fine (embossed cover) , see photo, detailed history of aircraft in Pennsylvania, photos, 186 pgs. $28.95
HIGH FRONTIER: A HISTORY OF AERONAUTICS IN PENNSYLVANIA, Trimble, Williams, Univerity of Pittsburg Press, 1982, fine (soft cover) , see photo, from hot air balloons to supersonic jet aircraft, photos, 344 pgs. $15.00

SOUTH CAROLINA
AVIATION MUSEUM 1903-1985: A PICTORIAL HISTORY THE CAROLINAS AND VIRGINIA, Swearingen & Mills, Dependable Printing, 1985, vg (cover wear,soft cover), see photo, aviators, flying machines & organizations (North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia), a photographic essay, 279 pgs. $18.00
GENERAL DISCUSSION OF DEVELOPMENT OF AVIATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA, Martin, Dexter, 1944, small booklet of the lecture. $5.00

SOUTH DAKOTA
IMAGES OF AVIATION: SOUTH DAKOTA'S FIRST CENTURY OF FLIGHT, Kraemer, Norma, Arcadia, 2010. new (soft cover), see photo, pictorial history of aviation in South Dakota, 127 pgs. $19.95
OSCAR WINCHELL, ALASKA'S FLYING COWBOY, Wachel, Pat, Denison, 1967, fine (hardback issued with pictorial cover), see scan, signed by both Winchell and the author, Winchell began flying in 1921. In 1927, he bought a Jennny and started a flying service in South Dakota. After moving to Alaska in 1929, he flew for small airlines which eventually became Alaska Airlines. 1940 saw him a s a bush pilot, 210 pgs. $36.50

TENNESSEE
AVIATION HISTORY OF TENNESSEE, Fulbright, Jim, Tenn. Dept. of Transportation, 1989, f (soft cover), see photo, an account of some of the key people & events that brought aviation in Tennessee, photos, 157 pgs. $20.00

TEXAS
AVIATION IN TEXAS, Bilstein & Miller, Texas Monthly Press, 1985, f/f, see photo, stories of Confederate balloons & blimps, early air races, barnstorming, aircraft design & construction, military training schools, Women's Air Service pilots, rocketry, commercial airlines, ultra-lightsaviation, many photos, 288 pgs. $25.00
HISTORY OR MILITARY AVIATION IN SAN ANTONIO, Manning, Thomas (Editor), 1996, vg (cover curl, soft cover), see photo, Fort Sam Houston, Kelly Field, Brooks Field, Randolph Field & Lackland Air Force Base photos & maps, 117 pgs. $15.00

VIRGINIA
AVIATION MUSEUM 1903-1985: A PICTORIAL HISTORY THE CAROLINAS AND VIRGINIA, Swearingen & Mills, Dependable Printing, 1985, vg (cover wear,soft cover), see photo, aviators, flying machines & organizations (North Carolina, South Carolina & Virginia), a photographic essay, 279 pgs. $18.00
PLANES, PILOTS & GOFER TALES OF LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA'S OLD PRESTON GLENN AIRPORT, Rogers, Jim, Hamilton's. 1997, new (soft cover), see photo, author grew up during the Golden Age of aviation, shares his expeiences as a "gofer" at Lynchburg airport, photos, 154 pgs. $6.95

WISCONSIN
GENERAL MITCHELL INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Hardie, George, Friends of the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, 1996, fine (soft cover) see photo, signed by author, from hot &5 year history of Milwaukee's Airport, photos, illustrations & route map, 184 pgs. 352 pgs. $20.00
FORWARD IN FLIGHT: HISTORY OF AVIATION IN WISCONSIN, Goc, Michael, Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame, 1998, f/f (as new), see photo, from hot air ballooning in the 1850s to the astronauts who circled the moon, biplanes, barnstormers & Air Force bomers in between, anecdotes and photos, 352 pgs. $42.00


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