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PRESS/HYPERLINK COVERAGE

From time to time the Davis-Monthan Airfield project and this Web site receive press or hyperlink coverage. I will list these instances on this page as they become available.

Please note, Delta Mike Airfield, Inc., the owner of this Web site, considers and treats hyperlinked and other resources used on this site as described in the Code of Ethics and the Privacy Policy for this site. If links become inoperable, or in other ways not useful, please let your Webmaster KNOW.

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

Listed as well as media coverage are talks, meetings, publications and research trips related to the website and the Davis-Monthan Airfield project.

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OTHER RESOURCES

OWN THE TIME MACHINE

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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OTHER BOOKS FOR YOU

NOTE: Profits from book sales all go to support www.dmairfield.org.

"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. Or 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.  Or 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. Or 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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In January, 2007, a commercial website, www.oldairfield.com, was opened that sells products and services that celebrate the people, airplanes and events of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register. All profits from sales through oldairfield.com go to support the research and infrastructure that brings you www.dmairfield.org.

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COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Unless otherwise stated, page designs, database designs and contents, written information and still and motion images on this web site are copyright © Delta Mike Airfield, Inc.

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OUTREACH ACTIVITIES AND PRESS/HYPERLINK COVERAGE OF THE DAVIS-MONTHAN AIRFIELD PROJECT

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a journalist, the most recent PRESS RELEASE (June 13, 2013; PDF 22KB) from

Delta Mike Airfield, Inc.

is available at the link.

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October/November, 2016 Article about John Livingston appears is D.O.M. Director of Maintenance magazine written by Giacinta Bradley Koontz.

November 3, 2013 An article appears in the magazine In Sight (~14Mb PDF; see page 8) written by Giacinta Bradley Koontz that describes the new Web sites operated by Delta Mike Airfield, Inc. The editorial section of the issue also states, "Giacinta introduces us to an invaluable resource and show of dedication on the Golden Age of Aviation as well as some memorable moments."

October 1, 2013 An article appears in the Director of Maintenance magazine that describes the new Web sites operated by Delta Mike Airfield, Inc. Thanks to Giacinta Bradley Koontz for interviewing your Webmaster and writing the article.

June 18, 2013 The press release linked above appeared in its entirety at IN FLIGHT USA on the Web. Please follow the link to view it.

June 13, 2013 Barnstormer's Blogspot presents a review of the new suite of Register Web sites at the link. Thanks to Terry Bowden for featuring Parks Airport on his blog.

A BOOK REVIEW for "The Congress of Ghosts" is available at the link. Permission is hereby granted to use this text and image, as is, without changes, preserving hyperlinks, in other print or Web publications. 104 KB PDF, about 320 words.

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A BOOK REVIEW for "Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race" is available at the link. Permission is hereby granted to use this text and image, as is, without changes, preserving hyperlinks, in other print or Web publications. 65 KB PDF, about 550 words.

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11/04/10 Your Webmaster published a new book titled, "The Congress of Ghosts." This historical biography is an anniversary celebration for 2010.  It 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.

04/26/10 Your Webmaster published an article titled, "The Congress of Ghosts" in Volume 90, April 2010 of Skyways: The Journal of the Airplane 1920-1940. Your copy of the article is available as a PDF download directly from the REFERENCES section of dmairfield.org.

Timeless Voices of Aviatioin

03/08/10 Your Webmaster's EAA Timeless Voices video interview, recorded in April, 2008, is available embedded on dmairfield.org at the link.

It is also available on the EAA Web site at the link. When the player loads at the EAA site, click the RECREATIONAL button (you might have to click on the small right-hand arrow on the menu bar) and scroll to HYATT, GARY. Click PLAY to hear and see the interview (20 minutes, 46 seconds). Thanks to EAA for posting the interview (see program, left), and for allowing us to embed it on www.dmairfield.org.

Your Webmaster (L) With Jeff Skiles at the "Author's Corner"
Your Webmaster (L) With Jeff Skiles at the "Author's Corner"

02/01/10 Your Webmaster is invited to participate in the AUTHOR'S CORNER program at the Sun 'n' Fun International Fly-In & Expo held April 13-18, 2010 at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL. The AUTHOR'S CORNER will be held conveniently at the Florida Air Museum on the Fly-In property. I will be there from 9AM-3PM daily on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 16th, 17th, and 18th. I will be signing and selling my four books (see the left sidebar, or go to this link), with 25% of profits going to support the Museum. The rest of the profits go to support the work of dmairfield.org. If you're at the show, please stop by the Museum and visit for a while. A summary of your Webmaster's three-day participation as a Sun 'n Fun volunteer in the "Author's Corner" program is at the link.

01/30/10 A book review for "Winners' Viewpoints" was published in Skyways: The Journal of the Airplane, 1920-1940. January, 2010. No. 89. pp. 65-66.

01/11/10 Your Webmaster, Delta Mike Airfield, Inc. and www.dmairfield.org are cited in the credit roll of a new video, "From Jennys to Jets: The Story of One of America's Unknown Aviation Pioneers, Captain John McDonald Miller." Please direct your brower to the link to view a trailer posted on YouTube. Some of the photographs and film footage used in the video appear on John Miller's Web page. Thanks to producer Bob Shenise for providing us with a great video profile of our late friend and Register pilot John Miller.

"Winners' Viewpoints" Cover. Art Goebel (L) & Wm. V. Davis, Jr.
"Winners' Viewpoints" Cover "Winners' Viewpoints" Cover

11/19/09 Your Webmaster, dmairfield.org, site contributor Tim Kalina and Guest Editor Mike Gerow are cited in a new video entitled "Wings Across the Channel: 1912-1945". Some of the photographs and texts are from the Walter Seiler page on dmairfield.org. See them acknowledged in the credit roll at the end of the video.

11/01/09 Book published entitled: "Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race". , takes readers on a voyage to learn what it was like to fly from Oakland to Honolulu in a single-engine plane during August, 1927. It balances the roles of pilot Art Goebel and navigator William V. Davis, Jr. for the first time ever by publishing verbatim the pilot and navigator’s personal accounts written by them within days of their record-setting adventure.

The 172-page book contains a sensitive and informative Foreword by the navigator’s son, and an insightful Afterword by Carl Gregory of the Tulsa Air & Space Museum, Tulsa, OK. It includes previously unpublished images and texts, and a facsimile of a very special, 15-page letter from navigator Davis to his soon-to-be wife. It also includes the full text of “Art Goebel’s Own Story” published by him as a business marketing tool in 1929 and now in the public domain. The new book is a gripping tale of foresight and perseverance, with lessons for today. A 17-page annotated bibliography supplements the text. Profits from book sales all go to support www.dmairfield.org.

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10/30/09 On behalf of Delta Mike Airfield, Inc., your Webmaster attended the Conference of Historic Aviation Writers at St. Louis, MO over the weekend. Below, an image during his presentation titled, "Balancing the Great Dole Race Victory", which introduced a new Oldairfield.com 21st Century Editions® book avialable here, "Winners' Viewpoints: The Great 1927 Trans-Pacific Dole Race".

Your Webmaster at the Conference of Historic Aviation Writers, St. Louis, MO, October 31, 2009
Your Webmaster at the Conference of Historic Aviation Writers, St. Louis, MO, October 31, 2009

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10/27/09 News of the video of Bill Piper, Jr. is placed on the Piper Museum Web site as follows. Thanks to Beth Piper, Tim Yoho and Forney Miller for sharing their film with us, and for linking to dmairfield.org. That notice follows.

William Piper Jr. Film Clip

"This short film clip appears on The Davis-Monthan Aviation Field Register Web page and was provided by Elizabeth Piper, widow of William Piper Jr. The film was converted for use by Gary W. Hyatt, Webmaster and creator of the DM Airfield page. Gary's aim is to publish and celebrate the people, aircraft, places and events that were recorded between 1925 and 1936 in the old Davis-Monthan Airfield Register.   The Home Page of the Register describes their purpose:

"From the Register stems all manner and direction of United States aeronautical development. The people, aircraft, places and events recorded there, and now available for you to see and learn from, helped spawn the intellectual and physical infrastructures of global aviation technologies, in peace and in war, during the 20th century. It is not an overstatement to say they formed the ideas, performed the actions, and served as loci from which, in many significant ways, we enter our second century of powered flight.

"The Piper Aviation Museum thanks Gary Hyatt and the Davis-Monthan Aviation Field Register for providing this film of William Piper, Jr. for you to enjoy.

"To view film clip (Click Here) and then click Bill Piper in the list to the right of the Player. Other films are also available for viewing. You might also want to view other parts of the DM Aviation Page".

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04/23/09 Your Webmaster (L) was interviewed on Sun 'n Fun Radio, 1510 on the AM dial. Questions and discussion focused on www.dmairfield.org, its people, airplanes and online visitors. Staff interviewer John Long is on the right. This al fresco live interview lasted about 9 minutes and was broadcast locally. Listen to the interview (8.4MB mp3 audio file tested on Windows Media Player 11.x, and should open in your mp3 player on a separate page). Twitter: SnFRadio.

Sun 'n' Fun Radio Interview, April 23, 2009, 0930AM, Lakeland, FL
Sun 'n' Fun Radio Interview, April 23, 2009, 0930AM, Lakeland, FL

Discussed during the interview were Charles Lindbergh, the "Spirit of St. Louis", and the movie of Lindbergh and the "Spirit" on the ground at Tucson.

L to R, Elizabeth Talley Piper, Elizabeth Pitcairn, Your Webmaster
L to R, Elizabeth Talley Piper, Elizabeth Pitcairn, G.W. Hyatt

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March, 2009 News coverage of a meeting between two legendary Golden Age aircraft manufacturers is at this link. Your Webmaster (R) with Elizabeth Talley Piper (wife of the late Bill Piper, Jr. who signed the Register in 1934), and Elizabeth Pitcairn (grand niece of Harold Pitcairn, whose airplanes appear 13 times in the Register). Ms. Pitcairn, a concert violinist (see her link), was in Naples, FL to perform on her 1720 Stradivarius known as the Mendelssohn "Red Violin". Image, right, documents this historic meeting on the evening of one of her concerts in Naples, FL. Thanks to the Elizabeths for taking the time to be with us

 

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April 24, 2008 A photograph of Sikorsky S-29 NC2756 from dmairfield.org was featured in the Christie's auction catalog. You may see the catalog spread and the reason for using the photograph at the link.

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APRIL, 2008 Your Webmaster was interviewed for the "Timeless Voices of Aviation" series being promulgated by the Experimental Aircraft Association (see the link above).

The expressed mission of the Timeless Voices series is:

"To collect thousands of first person video oral history recordings from individuals who have impacted aviation’s development.

"To document and preserve these recordings for future generations of family members, teachers, students, historians and others.

"To make the recordings accessible through an on-line video history archive, and initiatives such as Museum displays and TV productions.

"To engage thousands of volunteers in the rewarding process of gathering video oral history recordings."

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OCTOBER, 2007 Cosgrove, C.B. III, M. Gerow, E. Russell and G.W. Hyatt. 2007. “Three New Historic Aviation Photograph and Document Collections.” AAHS Journal. 52.4 (Winter, 2007), pp. 291-303 (PDF 785KB). Paper presented simultaneously at the Conference of Historic Aviation Writers, Memphis, TN October 19-21, 2007.

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SEPTEMBER, 2007 This link from the Tucson-based Arizona Daily Star (quoted below) was part of an article published on Sunday September 9, 2007.  The article announced the 80th anniversary celebration for the Davis-Monthan Airfield, which Your Webmaster attended dressed in authentic 1930s clothing (below). The article features the film clip on this site of Lindbergh's visit to Tucson, September 23-24, 1927.

Click this link to see the program for the 80th anniversary celebration (PDF download; 3.9MB). The guest speaker was Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ).

“Accent

Watch clip of Lindbergh arriving in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona | Published: 09.09.2007

Your Webmaster in 1930s Aviator Garb
Webmaster in 1930s Garb

Pure luck and a family's generosity have given us a treasure: a short clip of Charles A. Lindbergh's arrival and reception in Tucson on Sept. 23, 1927.

However, the clip, at www.dmairfield.org/flvs/lindbergh/lindbergh.html, is but a small slice of Tucson history filmed from about 1916 to the late 1920s by John Pheiffer. Watch it HERE.

"He was my dad's stepfather," says Tucson contractor Les Wolf, who discovered eight reels filmed by Pheiffer after his widow — Wolf's grandmother — died in 1988.

"We opened a steamer trunk and inside was a camera, a projector and eight reels of film, stored in mothballs."

Wolf got a friend who knew how to operate the projector. Among the footage: the building of the Temple of Music and Art, which opened in 1927, and the first Tucson rodeo, held in 1925.

Wolf donated the camera and projector to the Arizona Historical Society and the film to the city archives — on the condition that video cassettes were made for the family and for Tucson television stations.

"We appreciate that people enjoy it," says Wolf, who revisits the films from time to time.”

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JULY, 2007 The AOPA (Aircraft Owner's and Pilot's Association) Magazine for July, 2007 published a review of the "Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield" book at right. Special thanks to reviewer Nate Ferguson, who continues to be a real friend of dmairfield.org (see the other press and internet coverage of dmairfield.org by AOPA, below).

This book is the first volume of Oldairfield.com® 21st Century Editions. All 21st Century Editions are directly related by pilot(s), airplane(s) or event(s) to the contents of the Davis-Monthan Register.

The reprinted portions of Oldairfield.com® 21st Century Editions are in the public domain, as indicated in official notifications from the U.S. Copyright Office. The 21st Century Editions are "built around" these old, public domain works.

In all cases, the old works are augmented with information (texts and images) specifically based on my research of the subjects, and, in most cases with data from the original Airfield Register.

You may order a copy of the Register for your personal use. See the entries below for additional examples of the Oldairfield.com® 21st Century Edition line of books. Please check back for additions to the list from time to time. Profits from book sales all go to support www.dmairfield.org.

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AAHS Book Review, Second Quarter 2007

 

 

MAY, 2007 The book review at left was printed in the Newsletter (#159, Second Quarter, 2007) of the American Aviation Historical Society. Special thanks to reviewer Butler.

I got a chuckle out of his comment that the book is, "...somewhat limited ... as a research tool because of the need to manually cross-reference the data from page to page...."

In fact, the three chapters of alphabetically and numerically ranked tables I put in the book make the Register INFINITELY MORE EASY to use than NOT having the tables.

It was that primary difficulty of trying to remember where I had previously seen an airplane or pilot listed as I thumbed through the Register that led me to write the database (from which the three chapters of tables are derived) in the first place: to make it EASIER to find and return to repetitive entries by pilots, passengers and aircraft.

Be that as it may, reviewer Butler is right on when he recommends to use the book, "...in conjunction with..." this Web site. Doing so you'll discover about 600 pilot biographies and aircraft technical descriptions, as well as descriptions of some of the places the pilots and aircraft called home. This number is increasing monthly, with the goal of eventually having all 3,689 landings researched and documented online.

Please order a copy of the Register yourself and try it out. Consider also, please, the other books listed immediately below. All profits from sales of these books go toward supporting the research and hosting of this website. Profits from book sales all go to support www.dmairfield.org.

 

 

 

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APRIL 2007 Skyways magazine, "The Journal of the Airplane 1920-1940", No. 82, included this brief mention of the Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield. Brief, and they also got the web reference wrong. It should be www.oldairfield.com. Profits from book sales all go to support www.dmairfield.org.

 

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March 2007 Book published entitled: "Military Aircraft of the Davis-Monthan Airfield 1925-1936" edited by your Webmaster.

"Military Aircraft of the Davis-Monthan Airfield 1925-1936" Cover
"Military Aircraft of the Davis-Monthan Airfield 1925-1936" Cover

What happens when you take a cold training manual and wrap it with humanity? The core of this book is TM 2170-35, “Identification of Aircraft”, issued originally in 1929.  It is a training manual to help U.S. Army Air Corps personnel identify contemporary military aircraft. 

TM2170-35 is reproduced in its entirety, including crisp photographs of airplane types, with 3-view silhouettes of each type on facing pages.  Twenty-eight of the 41 aircraft types illustrated in TM 2170-35 were flown to Tucson during the time of the Register.  Further, 850 landings were made at Tucson by these aircraft and their gifted pilots.

Black & white images with technical captions are “cold”.  But, add the people from the Register and an intimate parallel emerges between this book and the website.   For each aircraft type, the book tabulates their pilot names and dates of arrival at the Airfield.  It lists the registration numbers for the aircraft they flew in case you care further to research them.  The tabulated information comes from the database that drives this website.  

The book interweaves with the people of the Register and introduces us biographically to the pilots as unique human beings. We feel warmer when we learn that it was the people who drove the technology, not the other way around.

Perfect-bound; 179 pages; soft cover. ORDER HERE! Profits from book sales all go to support www.dmairfield.org.

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February 2007 Book published entitled: "Art Goebel's Own Story" by Register signer Art Goebel.

"Art Goebel's Own Story" Cover
"Art Goebel's Own Story" Cover

An Oldairfield.com® 21st Century Edition, this 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 your Webmaster, none of Goebel’s words have been changed in this new, augmented edition.  From Foreword to Chapter Eleven the story, typeset and images are faithful reproductions of Goebel’s original 1929 book.  The cover art, left,is based on the original cover of Goebel's slim, autobiographical volume. The smudges and scrapes of age have been left for you to enjoy.

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 editor 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.

A life reviewed so long ago deserves another look.  Art Goebel’s Own Story by Art Goebel was published in 1929, nine years after he learned to fly and 44 years before he departed to his Final Horizon.  His story takes place just shy of half way through his life. Barely a quarter century had passed since the Wright Brothers’ first short flights.  Yet Art Goebel’s flights that comprise his major claims to fame spanned not only the Pacific Ocean but the Continental United States and the National Air Races.

He had prodigious skills as a pilot, yet his book emphasizes a more fundamental character strength from which arose all success in his life: careful, thoughtful, exhaustive analysis and preparation

This is a rare volume. Originals are available to borrow from only three libraries in the United States as of the publication date of thisOldairfield.com® 21st Century Edition. Now you can have your own copy!

Perfect bound; 82 pages; soft cover. ORDER HERE. Profits from book sales all go to support www.dmairfield.org.

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Davis-Monthan Register Book
Register Book

January 2, 2007 Book published entitled: "Register of the Davis-Monthan Aviation Field, 1925-1936 With Cross-References to the Pilots Who Landed There and Their Aircraft" by G.W. Hyatt.

Book may be ordered exclusively HERE. Profits from book sales all go to support www.dmairfield.org.

As the very first volume of Oldairfield.com® 21st Century Editions, this 341-page book contains greyscale images of all 218 pages of the original Davis-Monthan Airfield Register. But that’s not all.  The book is augmented with three chapters with extensive computer-generated tables that cross-reference the pilots and airplanes with the Register page numbers.

These three chapters, which total near 100 pages themselves, enable readers to look up a pilot name or airplane brand or registration number in an organized table and go directly to the page of the original Register where they are signed in. It is a useful book to researchers, as well as those with interest in the people and airplanes of the Golden Age of Aviation.

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November 22, 2006 Online e-magazine article highlighting this website published at this link.

April 2006 Article published in the 50th Anniversary issue of the Journal of the American Aviation Historical Society.

Hyatt, G.W. 2006. "Standard Air Lines: A Productivity and Operations History for Davis-Monthan Aviation Field, 1927-1930" JAAHS. 51:1. 17-24. PDF download (1.01MB) here.

March 14, 2006 The Davis-Monthan Airfield Register website is linked to the Wiley Post Heritage of Flight Center.

February 12, 2006 The Davis-Monthan Airfield Register website is linked to the South Central Region website of the Ninety-Nines, and the websites of the International Women's Air & Space Museum, American Aviation Historical Society, The Web Professional (the Naples, FL company that designed dmairfield) and The Velocity XL Aircraft.

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January 24, 2006 The Davis-Monthan Airfield Register website is the "Website of the Week" in Flying Magazine. Coincidentally, pilot Leighton H. Collins signed the Davis-Monthan Register on July 17, 1930 flying Cardinal NC991K. Richard L. Collins, son of Leighton, is Editor-at-Large at Flying Magazine.

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October, 2005 From the "Airways" column of Flying Magazine, Volume 132, No. 10, page 24

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September, 2005 PowerPoint presentation of Web site project to the Order of Daedalians, Tucson, AZ. Research meetings Tucson and Phoenix, AZ.

August, 2005 The Davis-Monthan Aviation Field Register Web site is linked from the OX-5 Club website as follows:

"Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson, AZ.
There you will find the pilot signatures and aircraft information for 261 landings made by OX5 members between 1925 and 1936 at the Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson, AZ.
Added on: 05-Aug-2005"

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July, 2005 From the MAPA Log, Volume 28, No. 7, p.44 (monthly magazine of the Mooney Aircraft Pilots Association).

"Aviation History Website Launch

Aviation historian and enthusiast Gary W. Hyatt (MAPA 8117) has launched the website, www.dmairfield.com. “My site is built around one of the most significant Golden Age civil, commercial and military aviation artifacts in the country.” says Hyatt. The artifact is a folio-sized, leather-bound transient register, signed by pilots visiting the original Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson, AZ between 1925 and 1936.

Hyatt’s website exhibits color images of all 218 pages of the register. The pages feature signatures of many famous pilots, including Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Pancho Barnes. The site also features a database of all 3,689 pilot names and associated register information, which, through built-in menus, enables site users to investigate individual pilots, their vintage airplanes, and passengers. “The database is the core of the website.” says Hyatt, “It drives and coordinates for viewers the images and texts I’ve developed to make the 80 year-old register come alive to 21st century internet users.”

“My website represents five hard years of research, interviews, writing, photography, and flying around the country.” says Hyatt. “It brings my efforts to life as a tribute to the people and airplanes that brought us modern aviation.” Hyatt will update the website, and asks users to submit contributions about people, airplanes, places and events surrounding the Davis-Monthan Airfield during the Golden Age. For more information, please contact him on the website at www.dmairfield.com."

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June 21, 2005 The Davis-Monthan Aviation Field Register website is linked from the Aerofiles website as follows:

"Davis-Monthan Airfield A cursory look suggests much dedication to detail in documenting this early airport and the flyers who dropped in to sign the log between 1925-36. Search engine."

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June, 2005 From the website of the Swedish Aviation Historical Society:

"www.dmairfield.com/
Här finns ett unikt historiskt material i form av faksimil och sökbara data från flygplatsliggarens noteringar under de gyllene åren 1925 -1936 vid Davis-Monthans kommunala flygplats i Arizona. Kända namn skymtar som Amelia Earhart, James Doolittle och Charles Lindbergh. När, varifrån, vart och med vad (och vem). Lennart Andersson har tipsat."

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May 27, 2005 From www.airdisaster.com. (Looks like they picked it up from AOPA, below)

"Aviation History Web Site

Aviation History Web Site Brings Past Alive

Aviation historian Gary W. Hyatt has launched a unique Web site, capturing a snapshot of the Golden Age of flight. The Web site exhibits color images of all 218 pages of a register signed by pilots who visited the historic Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson, Arizona, between 1925 and 1936. These include Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Pancho Barnes. The site also features a database containing 3,689 pilots' names with built-in menus so users can research individual pilots, vintage airplanes, and passengers. Hyatt also is accepting information from visitors to help him piece together the past. See the site at: http://www.dmairfield.com/"

A comment from that site:

"Man, What a site! 1.5 hours reading names that made aviation what it is today.
I made it all the way to 1930."

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May 25, 2005 From the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) members website:

Aviation history Web site brings past alive
Aviation historian Gary W. Hyatt has launched a unique Web site, capturing a snapshot of the Golden Age of flight. The Web site exhibits color images of all 218 pages of a register signed by pilots who visited the historic Davis-Monthan Airfield in Tucson, Arizona, between 1925 and 1936. These include Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, and Pancho Barnes. The site also features a database containing 3,689 pilots' names with built-in menus so users can research individual pilots, vintage airplanes, and passengers. Hyatt also is accepting information from visitors to piece together the past. See the Web site.

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July 25, 2003 From the Friday issue of "Desert Airman", the weekly newspaper of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Abridged from the article.

"TUCSON'S GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION...ITS SPIRIT STILL LIVES ON" by SSgt. Tammie Clark

A man who has dedicated more hours than can be counted to researching Davis-Monthan's history gave a briefing July 16 to discuss a significant piece of that history.

"The Davis-Monthan Aviation Field Transient Register is the most significant civil, commercial and military aviation artifact from the southwest U.S.", said Dr. Gary Hyatt. The register is a book, which is maintained at base operations. The pilots who landed at D-M signed the book between 1925 and 1936.

"We should feel lucky that he [Hyatt] has 'adopted' Davis-Mothan's aviation history to explore," said Gwen Lisa, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron natural and cultural resource manager.

"The register is a testimony of the importance of Tucson in Golden Age aviation history. Some very special people came through here in the 20's and 30's who still affect our lives today," said Hyatt. The most rewarding part according to Hyatt has been meeting people who actually signed the book. Shaking hands with Bobbi Trout, John Miller and William Piper, Jr. has been very satisfying.

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