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Your copy of the "Davis-Monthan Airfield Register" with all the pilots' signatures and helpful cross-references to pilots and their aircraft is available at the link. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. ISBN 978-0-9843074-0-1.

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Vintage Aviation. March, 2004.

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FLEET NC788V

This airplane is a Model 7 Fleet, NC788V, manufactured in 1929 in Buffalo, NY by Ruben Fleet's company. It landed at Tucson once between September 29th and October 1, 1931 Its pilot, Paul A. Berry did not cite the exact date of his visit.

The lovely and simple NC788V is flying today. This link will get you a PDF file of an article that appeared in the March, 2004 issue of "Vintage Aviation" published by the Experimental Aircraft Association. The article describes this airplane and its restoration to flying status. The image below is from that link.

NC788V Today

It is powered by a 125HP Kinner B-5R engine. The airplane was used by the Army to determine if Fleet Model 7s were suitable for the military aerobatic program. Further, NC788V flew in the Civilian Pilot Training program during WWII at Roosevelt Field in New York, and in 1950 was towing banners in Florida. Unfortunately, I know nothing about the time it was being flown by pilot Berry.

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http://www.cafepress.com/content/global/img/spacer.gifThe Congress of Ghosts is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It is an historical biography, that celebrates the 5th year online of www.dmairfield.org and the 10th year of effort on a project dedicated to analyze and exhibit the history embodied in the Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ. This book includes over thirty people, aircraft and events that swirled through Tucson between 1925 and 1936. It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders. Order your copy at the link, or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author.  ISBN 978-0-9843074-4-9.

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