| FRANK WHITTLE SIGNATURE (1907-1996),|
Signature on am envelope commerating the 30th anniversay of the 1st UK jet flight. Whittle was the prime inentor of the British jet engine which flew in 1941..
|GORDON GOLLOB - SIGNED NOTE ,|
He was the first Luftwaffe pilot to score 150 aerial victories in WW II. He became General of the Fighters replacing Adolf Galland, in 1995. He signed this on note paper thanking the addressee for his letter. Also included is the envelope which it was sent.
RUTH NICHOLS (1901-1960) - Signed Envelope (dated 1931)
She became the first licensed femal seaplane pilot in 1924. In 1925, co-pilot on first NYC to Miami (non-stop). She co-founded the Ninety Nines in 1929. In the 1930s she set several speed, endurance & altitude records.
HUBERT WILKINS (1888-1958) & Charles Sherman (Casey) Jones (1894-1976) - Signed Envelope
Wilkins, with pilot Carl Ben eilson, explored the Polar Regions by air. In 1928, they were the first to fly over the North Pole (Pt. Barrow to Spitsbergen). In 1932, he made an unsuccessful to cros the Atlantic by submarine.
Jones learned to fly during WW I. In 1919, he joined the Curtiss Aeroplane Company in sales & as a test pilot. He competed in several air races in the 1920s. 1929 saw him become a V.P. at Curtiss. In 1932, he started his own flying school.
|ARCH WHITEHOUSE (1895-1979) - Signed Letter |
He was born in England, raised in New Jersey, he served as an aerial gunner with the RFC/RAF. He later trained on fighters. He became a prolific writer on the air war of World War I.
FRANK ELLIS 1898-1979, |
Signed first day envelope, Canada's last surviving pioneer pilot.
1914 Constructe & flew the first aircraft built and flown in Canada
1919 First Canadian to parachute into Canada
1920 Flew the first Canadian air flight
He was prolific in writing books & articles on Canadian aviation history.
WOODY JONGEWARD & BOB WOODHOUSE, |
signed envelope, they set an endurance record (August 24 to October 10, 1949) of 46 days, 20 hrs flying an Aeronca Sedan.
|COOK CLELLAND (1916-2007 - AUTOGRAPHED ENVELOPE,
6 1/2" X 3 1/2 ". Flew dive bombers from the WASP & Lexington during WW II. He became famous in the late 1940s flying F2G Corsairs to victry in the Thompson Trophy Races of 1947 & 1949.
|CHARLES WILLARD (1883-1977) - The Exhibition Years |
He was Glenn Curtiss's first fying pupil. He soloed June 30, 1919. He inscribed this 16 page booklet which covers his flying for the years 2909 to 1919, with photos & 2-view drawings of the Curtis Golden flyer.
|WALTER E. GILBERT,
Canadian bush piot, awaded the Trans-Cananda (McKee) Trophy in 1933, He wrote his memoirs "Artic Pilot in 1939. Envelope signed by Gilbert.