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Richland Center Aviator

Date: 1946
Description: An unidentified pilot seated in the cockpit of a Stinson sport airplane at Richland County Airport. He had flown there to attend the airport dedication.
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Airplane Coverage of the Milwaukee Grand Prize Race

Date: October 05 1912
Description: Photojournalist Fred Wagner covered the 1912 Milwaukee Grand Prize automobile race (later called the American Grand Prix) from Farnum Fish's airplane. The...
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Sport WACO Rolling into Inverted Flight

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Description: Aerial view of a WACO ATO (also known as 10-T Taperwing) rolling into inverted flight. The airplane is powered by a 220hp Wright J-5 motor.
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EAA Acrobatics

Date: 1986
Description: Aerial acrobatics at the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) convention and fly-in at Oshkosh. The EAA encompasses all aspects of sport aviation includ...
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Sport WACO

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Description: Aerial view of a WACO ATO (also known as a 10-T Taperwing) rolling into inverted flight. The wing identifier reads: "5673." The airplane is powered by a 22...
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Wisconsin Football Team Boarding Airplane

Date: September 07 1948
Description: The University of Wisconsin football team shown boarding an airplane at Truax Field for a trip to Oakland, California, to play the University of California...
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Awaiting the Arrival of Charles Lindbergh

Date: 1928
Description: View from stands of crowd gathered for the arrival of Charles Lindbergh and his famed airplane the "Spirit of St. Louis".
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Waukesha Flyers

Date: 1932
Description: Fritz Warden (at the propeller) and Lee Barney, two young members of the Waukesha Flying Club, together with Barney's Aeronica C2 airplane. The Aeronica w...
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Sport WACO Transcontinental Race Team

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Description: Aerial view of three WACO ATO (10-T Taperwing) biplanes in flight. The wing identifiers of the two planes furthest to the right read: "7527" and "5673" (le...
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200 H.P. Sport WACO

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Description: Aerial view of a WACO ATO (also known as 10-T Taperwing) in flight during vertical bank. The wing identifier reads: "5673." The airplane is powered by a 22...
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Corben Christening

Date: August 12 1932
Description: RKO motion picture actress Raquel Torres christening the new model airplane manufactured in Madison by Orland Corben. Corben had flown the airplane that br...
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Sky Divers Land on Lake Mendota

Date: July 31 1962
Description: Three experienced sky divers, Miles Micya and Mel Gall of the Air Force, and Bob Falconer (Falkener), a UW student, jumped into Lake Mendota from an airpla...
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Sky Divers Jump for Political Reasons

Date: February 28 1963
Description: Three UW students, Marty Christensen, Robert Falconer and Gary Schroeder, jumped out of an airplane over ice-covered Lake Mendota to advertise the politica...
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Kaminski on the Exhibition Circuit

Date: 1912
Description: Pilot John Kaminski racing a motorcycle at the fairgrounds.
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American Eagle Model A-129

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Description: Left side view of an American Eagle Model A-129, a three-seat open-cockpit sports/utility biplane, sitting on a runway. A man is sitting in the rear cockpi...
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Sky Divers Land on Lake Mendota

Date: July 31 1962
Description: Three experienced sky divers, Miles Micya and Mel Gall of the Air Force, and Bob Falconer (Falkener), a UW student, jumped into Lake Mendota from an airpla...
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Sky Divers Land on Lake Mendota

Date: July 31 1962
Description: Three experienced sky divers, Miles Micya and Mel Gall of the Air Force, and Bob Falconer (Falkener), a UW student, jumped into Lake Mendota from an airpla...
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Fish Flying

Date: 1912
Description: A Wright Model B Flyer at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Although unidentified, this is believed to be the aircraft that Farnum Fish flew at the fairgrou...
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Exhibition Baseball Game on Kwajalein Island

Date: February 22 1945
Description: The batter swings at an exhibition baseball game on a Naval Base on Kwajalein Island of the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific. Both teams had Big Leagu...
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Irene Castle and Robert Treman.

Date: June 1922
Description: Original caption: "Irene Castle and her husband, Robert Treman, leaving London for Paris via the aerial route on Mrs. Castle's latest trip abroad."

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