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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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"Military Aircraft of the Davis Monthan Register, 1925-1936" is available at the link. This book describes and illustrates with black & white photographs the majority of military aircraft that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. The book includes biographies of some of the pilots who flew the aircraft to Tucson as well as extensive listings of all the pilots and airplanes. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. ISBN 978-0-9843074-2-5.

"Art Goebel's Own Story" by Art Goebel (edited by G.W. Hyatt) is written in language that expands for us his life as a Golden Age aviation entrepreneur, who used his aviation exploits to build a business around his passion.  Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. ISBN 978-0-9843074-1-8.

"Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race" is available at the link. Use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. What was it like to fly from Oakland to Honolulu in a single-engine plane during August 1927? Was the 25,000 dollar prize worth it? Did the resulting fame balance the risk? For the first time ever, this book presents the pilot and navigator's stories written by them within days of their record-setting adventure. Pilot Art Goebel and navigator William V. Davis, Jr. take us with them on the Woolaroc, their orange and blue Travel Air monoplane (NX869) as they enter the hazardous world of Golden Age trans-oceanic air racing. ISBN 978-0-9843074-3-2.

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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 the 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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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The Webmaster and creator of www.dmairfield.org, G.W. Hyatt, performs public speaking, research and writing exclusively to source this Web site, and to publish and celebrate the people, aircraft, places and events that were recorded between 1925 and 1936 in the old Davis-Monthan Airfield Register. Please direct your browser to THE REGISTER in the upper right-hand corner of this page to learn more about it.

Hyatt is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot, A&P and pilot/mechanic for a cherry Mooney M20C, which is currently for sale. He earned his Airframe & Powerplant certificates in 1996. Attending night classes while working full-time, he graduated summa cum laude with an associate degree in engineering sciences, and a speciality in aviation maintenance. He pampers his Mooney and flies for pleasure. A lot of the flying is on behalf of research for the people, places, airplanes and events covered on this Web site. He has a hangar and workshop in Southwest Florida.

He retired in 1996 from a midwest consumer products company, where he held positions in management systems, product development, environmental affairs and pharmaceuticals. He earned numerous awards for innovation, teamwork and publication. Before that he was professor of biological sciences at a midwest university.

He found a copy of the Register in a used book store in Alexandria, VA, June 13, 2000. His life has not been the same since he first opened it and viewed its dusty, handwritten pages.

Photo, right, holding the original Airfield Register, taken September, 2002 at the Operations Office of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, AZ. The Register is leather-bound and weighs about 20 pounds. Note the use of toweling to prevent fingerprints. The Register's glass display case is behind.

Below, research activities at the National Air & Space Museum Archives, Washington, DC. Hyatt's copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register, and the progenitor of this entire Web site, is the blue volume at lower right. Note the white cotton gloves above the Register near the edge of the table for handling archival materials and photographs.

At NASM, 2002
At NASM, 2002

Work on behalf of the Register has taken him coast-to-coast in the U.S. to visit museums, archives, historical societies, personal photograph, artifact and document collections, and, in some cases, with the actual aircraft and people who are signed in the Register between 1925 and 1936. These on-the-ground visits are supplemented by email correspondences (and some personal visits) with over 200 relatives (as of 2012) of Davis-Monthan Register signers.

These are supplemented by contacts by individuals who own some of the vintage airplanes, or have other information about the people, aircraft, places and events that find mention and origin in the Register. They have led to constructive international email correspondences with site visitors not only in the U.S. and Canada, but also in many European countries, South America, China and Mexico.

The Web site research has led to the publication of numerous articles and five books by your Webmaster as of 2012. The books are listed chronologically in the left sidebar. Please direct your browser also to the PUBLICATIONS button at the top of the screen to view a sampling of some of his other writings. In most cases you can download from there PDF copies of the articles. If you have been touched by my site, you may support it via the PayPal DONATE link in the right sidebar.

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