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Some of this information comes from the biographical file for pilot Stephens, reviewed by me in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum (NASM), Washington, DC.

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MOYE WICKS STEPHENS

Moye Stevens landed once at Tucson, Thursday, September 13, 1928 at 9:45AM. He flew the Buhl Air Sedan identified as NC7570. Stephens carried three passengers identified as Dunn, Dormoy and Chapman. Dormoy was Ettienne Dormoy, designer of Buhl aircraft. Please direct your browser to the airplane's link to learn of its ultimate demise.

Stephens had a highly varied and interesting flying career. He also landed once at the Grand Central Air Terminal (GCAT) on December 21, 1930 on the eve of one of the epic flights of the Golden Age. His airplane was the Stearman NR882N, the "Magic Carpet" flown around the world by Stephens and Richard Halliburton. Below, courtesy of the San Diego Aerospace Museum Flickr Stream (SDAM), is an undated photograph of Stephens (in the cockpit), with Pancho Barnes (L) and Richard Halliburton. Moye Stephens' full biography is online at the GCAT Register Web site at the link. Another photo of the three is at the link. Because of differences in dress, that photo wasn't taken the same day. The airplane below is NC882N.

Pancho Barnes, Moye Stephens, Richard Halliburton (L-R) Date & Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)
Pancho Barnes, Moye Stephens, Richard Halliburton (L-R) Date & Location Unknown (Source: SDAM)

Stephens passed away December 12, 1995, a couple of months shy of his 90th birthday; his wife followed six-months later, on June 30, 1996. He flew with Transport pilot certificate number T1667.

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