Happy Independence Day!
Thanks very much for visiting my Web site over the past five years and communicating your thoughts and sharing information, photographs and videos with me via email and otherwise. I have made every effort to feature your contributions on www.dmairfield.org in the best possible ways. Your contributions make this Web site!
I'm grateful for all your help, for your patience, and for all your warm comments.
To further celebrate the 5th anniversary year of www.dmairfield.org and the 10th anniversary of my Davis-Monthan Airfield project, I am making one of my books, "Art Goebel's Own Story" available to you for free.
You may acquire the book as follows.
Download a PDF of the entire book at this link: "Art Goebel's Own Story" (5.5MB). Once you have the file on your computer, you can read the book as you would any other PDF document. You need a recent version of the free Adobe Reader available at the Adobe homepage.
Alternatively, if you would like to own the book as originally published in 2007, perfect bound with color covers, you may order it here. You will be charged a reasonable price for the book, but you will also be supporting this Web site, as all profits go toward research and improving www.dmairfield.org.
ABOUT YOUR FREE BOOK: Art Goebel is a Register pilot who, in August, 1927, flew a Travel Air 5000 across the Pacific Ocean from Oakland, CA to Honolulu, T.H. He shared responsibilities for the flight with his navigator, William V. Davis, Jr. Their flight was a BIG DEAL back in 1927. The book tells the story of the flight from Goebel's point of view. The story of the Dole Race from the perspectives of both pilot and navigator is available in "Winners' Viewpoints" described at left.
Below is the book description your Webmaster made available during Sun 'n Fun's "Author's Corner" at Lakeland, FL during April, 2010.
Author: Hyatt, G.W. 2007. Art Goebel’s Own Story by Art GoebelCafePress.com. Louisville, KY. 82 pages. ISBN 978-0-9843074-1-8.
Genre: Aviation, Historical Biography
Paperback: 82 pages
Synopsis: This book is a complement to the aviation history Web site known as www.dmairfield.org. The Web site celebrates the pilot transient Register from the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ that lay open for pilots and passengers to sign between February 6, 1925 and November 26, 1936. Recorded in the Register are 3,689 landings by 1,962 unique pilots, flying 2,129 unique aircraft. They carried 2,061 unique passengers.
"Art Goebel's Own Story", an Oldairfield.com® Books 21st Century Edition, is an autobiographical vignette cast around the life of one pilot from the Golden Age of Flight. Arthur C. Goebel was born October 19, 1895; he died in Los Angeles, CA at age 78 on December 3, 1973. Edited by G.W. Hyatt, none of Goebel’s words have been changed in this edition. From Foreword to Chapter Eleven the story, typeset and images are faithful reproductions of Goebel’s original 1929 book. Goebel's is the language that dilates for us the life of the Golden Age aviation entrepreneur, who used his aviation exploits to build a business around his passion.
We also get to see what things were like. His book brings us 47 black and white images of people and airplanes that have not enjoyed the light of day for nearly 80 years. Your author extends the biography in his introduction and provides a summary look at the airplanes Goebel flew and the landings he made at the Davis-Monthan Airfield, Tucson, AZ between 1928 and 1931. He also provides an annotated bibliography. There you will find recommendations for, and comments about, books, magazines, newspapers and Web resources.
To order this book online, please follow this URL: http://www.cafepress.com/oldairfield.111697034
THIS PAGE UPLOADED: July 4, 2010 REVISED: N/A