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Pilots with Air Show Trophies

Date: June 15 1930
Description: William McDonald and Merl Buck posing in front of a small airplane with several Air Show trophies on the ground in front of them.
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Lindbergh Returns

Date: 1928
Description: Madison admirers gather around Charles Lindbergh upon his arrival in the city. This photograph is believed to have been taken in 1928 when Lindbergh return...
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Arrival of the "Spirit of St. Louis"

Date: 1928
Description: The landing of the "Spirit of St. Louis," carrying Charles Lindbergh.
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Northwest Airways Special Delivery

Date: April 07 1933
Description: In an obvious publicity stunt, a Northwest Airways pilot delivers the first case of post-Prohibition Atlas Beer to Madison distributor Ira Chambers. The sh...
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Lindbergh Returns

Date: August 22 1927
Description: Charles Lindbergh, a former University of Wisconsin student, speaking to a large crowd at Camp Randall Stadium after his history-making trans-Atlantic flig...
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Charles Lindbergh

Date: August 1927
Description: Charles Lindbergh, Mayor Albert G. Schmedeman, and Governor Fred R. Zimmerman, during the visit of Lindbergh to Camp Randall, on his tour after crossing th...
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Lindbergh Returns, Madison

Date: August 22 1927
Description: Crowd greeting the "Spirit of St. Louis" when Charles Lindbergh flew to Madison on August 22, 1927. The crowd at Pennco Field (Royal Airport)was so large...
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Lindbergh's Airplane

Date: August 22 1927
Description: Charles Lindbergh landing the Spirit of St. Louis, a Ryan NYP at Pennco Field (Royal Airport). This stop was one of only two appearances made in Wis...
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Royal Airport

Date: May 05 1932
Description: Two airplane pilots and a third man are standing in front of a Northwest Airways air mail plane at Madison's Royal Airport. There are automobiles parked ne...
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Madison Airport and Travel Air

Date: October 23 1930
Description: Travelair plane returning to the Madison Airport from a Wisconsin v. Purdue football game. Here photographer Aldro Wasley is handing photographs of the gam...
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Midwest Air Transport Travelair Biplane

Date: October 25 1930
Description: Pilot O.G. Corben preparing to take off with photographer Aldro Wasley and another passenger on their way to the Wisconsin-Purdue football game in Lafayett...
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Lincoln Beachey

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Description: Lincoln Beachey is considered by many to be the greatest aviator of his era. He is pictured here about to take off in his Curtiss pusher, wearing his signa...
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Fish About to Fly

Date: 1912
Description: Farnum Fish, the California-born "boy aviator," about to take off in his two-seat Wright Model B during a flying exhibition at the Wisconsin State Fairgrou...
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Curtiss Pusher About to Take Off

Date: 1912
Description: To the accompaniment of a cheering crowd, a pilot in a Curtiss pusher prepares to take off.
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Kaminski on the Exhibition Circuit

Date: August 30 1913
Description: John Kaminski and mechanic Jack Knight making mechanical repairs to Kaminski's plane during an emergency landing at High Point. Such events were guaranteed...
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Kaminski on the Exhibition Circuit

Date: August 30 1913
Description: Exhibition pilot John Kaminski preparing to take off at High Point. Here Kaminski is waiting for the engine to warm up; once it is ready he will signal to...
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Curtiss Hydroplane in San Diego Bay

Date: 1912
Description: An unsuccessful test of Glenn Curtiss' hydroplane in San Diego Bay. The pilot about to be rescued is thought to be Milwaukee's John Kaminski.
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Rodgers' Vin Fiz

Date: 1912
Description: Calbraith Perry Rodgers, with a cigar characteristically clenched in his jaw, was the first man to fly across the United States. He undertook this flight i...
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Theodore Roosevelt with Art Smith

Date: 1915
Description: Former President Theodore Roosevelt with pilot Art Smith and his Curtiss Pusher at the Panama Pacific International Exposition.
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Wrights' Neighbor

Date: July 02 1909
Description: Test flight of the bi-plane invented by Ray Zorn of Dayton, Ohio, who later resided in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

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