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The Resource Michigan aircraft manufacturers, Robert F. Pauley

Michigan aircraft manufacturers, Robert F. Pauley

Label
Michigan aircraft manufacturers
Title
Michigan aircraft manufacturers
Statement of responsibility
Robert F. Pauley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Engineers, inventors, and dreamers in the state of Michigan had been searching for the secret of heavier-than-air flight well before the Wright brothers' successful flights in 1903. In 1911, the first aircraft manufacturer opened for business in Michigan. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Detroit area was known as the 'Aviation Capital of America.' The All-American Aircraft Show, held annually in Detroit from 1928 to 1933, was the major showcase for introducing new airplanes to the aviation community. Major competitions, such as the Ford Air Tours (1925 to 1931) and the Cirrus Derby (1930), originated and ended at airports in Michigan. Michigan's aircraft manufacturers made major contributions to America's war efforts, building 1,500 Liberty planes during World War I and 8,685 B-24 bombers during World War II. In addition to those major manufacturers, a large number of individual designers and entrepreneurs toiled to build the ultimate airplane. Today the poineering tradition lives on in the hundreds of individuals who design and build airplanes in their garage or basement"--P. [4] of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
629.134/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • TL522.M5
  • TL522.M5
LC item number
  • P38 2009
  • P38 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Images of aviation
Label
Michigan aircraft manufacturers, Robert F. Pauley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127)
Control code
320804219
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9780738552187
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007941898
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)320804219
Label
Michigan aircraft manufacturers, Robert F. Pauley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127)
Control code
320804219
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
127 p.
Isbn
9780738552187
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007941898
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)320804219

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