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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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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 It includes across 277 pages previously unpublished photographs and texts, and facsimiles of personal letters, diaries and military orders.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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The source for this page is the book titled, "Airports and Established Landing Fields in the United States, 1933", published by The Airport Directory Company, Hackensack, NJ. Refer to page 34 of that book.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I own a copy of the pilot transient register from Peterson Field that covers the dates February 22, 1929 to August 1, 1940. There is a seven year overlap between the Peterson register and the Davis-Monthan register.

Yes, some of the same pilots signed both books (e.g. Eddie Brooks, Art Goebel, Roscoe Turner, H.C. Lippiatt, etc.), but I haven't had time yet to database the Peterson register and do any comparisons. That will be my next project.

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COLORADO SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, PETERSON FIELD

Peterson Field, ca. 1933

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport was located six miles southeast of the city post office. It was a sod square 5,280 ft. on each side, with the foothills of the Rocky Mountains to the immediate west. The entire field was available for landing, except the southeast corner.

Day markings included the standard 100 ft. circle and "COLORADO SPRINGS" fashioned from white-painted fence posts embedded in the field.

Night lighting included boundary, flood and obstructions lamps, and a 24" revolving beacon with a green flashing "C". Telephone (ask for Drennan 2) and one-way radio were on the field. Weather reports were available from the Weather Bureau in Pueblo, CO. There was no charge for landing or for flood lights.

Pilot's quarters and a restaurant were on the field, with hotels and restaurants available in the city of Colorado Springs. The taxi rate to town was 80 cents. Fuel, oil and hangars, as well as 24-hour service were available.

The Alexander Aircraft Manufacturing Company was resident on the field. The Alexander Eaglerock airplane was their major product. A young designer named Al Mooney was employed by Alexander. The present line of quick Mooney aircraft can be traced back to the speed and efficiency modifications Al Mooney practiced at Colorado Springs.

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WHO WENT TO COLORADO SPRINGS?
Six landings at the Davis-Monthan Airfield were by pilots who called Colorado Springs their Homebase.

Two pilots arrived at Davis-Monthan Airfield from Colorado Springs, and none listed it as their final Destination.

A number of these visitors were flying Alexander Eaglerock aircraft.

 
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