Cleveland s National Air RacesCleveland s National Air Races



This book should reinforce the memories of those who saw the races firsthand and pique the interest of those who have always wished they had.

Author: Thomas G. Matowitz Jr.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439616727

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Enthusiasm for aviation exploded after Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1927. The National Air Races, held in Cleveland between 1929 and 1949, collectively represent one of the most significant aviation events of the 20th century. Cleveland’s newly constructed municipal airport, the world’s largest airport facility at the time, along with its permanent 50,000-seat bleachers, won the city hosting rights to the event. The National Air Races captivated the public during the grim years of the Great Depression and provided a showcase for many aviation innovations including retractable landing gear, low-wing monoplanes, aircooled engines, and careful streamlining. A deadly crash ended the National Air Races more than 50 years ago, but the races made an unforgettable impression. This book should reinforce the memories of those who saw the races firsthand and pique the interest of those who have always wished they had.

Cleveland s National Air RacesCleveland s National Air Races



This book should reinforce the memories of those who saw the races firsthand and pique the interest of those who have always wished they had.

Author: Thomas G. Matowitz

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 1531623905

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Page: 130

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Enthusiasm for aviation exploded after Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1927. The National Air Races, held in Cleveland between 1929 and 1949, collectively represent one of the most significant aviation events of the 20th century. Cleveland's newly constructed municipal airport, the world's largest airport facility at the time, along with its permanent 50,000-seat bleachers, won the city hosting rights to the event. The National Air Races captivated the public during the grim years of the Great Depression and provided a showcase for many aviation innovations including retractable landing gear, low-wing monoplanes, aircooled engines, and careful streamlining. A deadly crash ended the National Air Races more than 50 years ago, but the races made an unforgettable impression. This book should reinforce the memories of those who saw the races firsthand and pique the interest of those who have always wished they had.

Cleveland s Legacy of FlightCleveland s Legacy of Flight



During World War II, Cleveland was a center of war production, and much of this was aviation related. Subsequently, renovations of the Cleveland Municipal Airport created Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Author: Thomas G. Matowitz

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738551775

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Page: 127

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Since the dream of flight was finally realized by two Ohioans, Wilbur and Orville Wright, it is little wonder that Greater Clevelanders were quick to embrace it. From the August day in 1910 when Glenn Curtiss flew from Euclid Beach Park to Cedar Point, aviation has had a strong following in Cleveland. World War I saw the dawn of aircraft production in the city, and the 1920s brought the world-renowned Cleveland National Air Races. Cleveland industry supported aviation in many different ways, and multiple airports, many now long gone, promoted business aviation and flight training for decades. During World War II, Cleveland was a center of war production, and much of this was aviation related. Subsequently, renovations of the Cleveland Municipal Airport created Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. A scene of thriving airline operations to this day, Cleveland's business community was quick to appreciate the advantages of corporate aviation, which remains a daily feature of Cleveland's aviation life.

Press and Radio Manual 1949 National Air Races September 3 5 ClevelandPress and Radio Manual 1949 National Air Races September 3 5 Cleveland



This manual includes a schedule of events and brief sketches of participating pilots for the 1949 National Air Race, held Sept. 3-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, includes a comprehensive history of the National Air Races.

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ISBN: OCLC:70551456

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This manual includes a schedule of events and brief sketches of participating pilots for the 1949 National Air Race, held Sept. 3-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, includes a comprehensive history of the National Air Races.

Cleveland s National Air RacesCleveland s National Air Races



In 1979 , on the 50th anniversary of the 1929 National Air Races , he appeared at the Cleveland National Air Show not as a fragile exhibit but as a fierce ...

Author: Thomas G. Matowitz

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738539961

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Page: 128

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Enthusiasm for aviation exploded after Charles Lindbergh's solo flight across the Atlantic in May 1927. The National Air Races, held in Cleveland between 1929 and 1949, collectively represent one of the most significant aviation events of the 20th century. Cleveland's newly constructed municipal airport, the world's largest airport facility at the time, along with its permanent 50,000-seat bleachers, won the city hosting rights to the event. The National Air Races captivated the public during the grim years of the Great Depression and provided a showcase for many aviation innovations including retractable landing gear, low-wing monoplanes, aircooled engines, and careful streamlining. A deadly crash ended the National Air Races more than 50 years ago, but the races made an unforgettable impression. This book should reinforce the memories of those who saw the races firsthand and pique the interest of those who have always wished they had.

1947 Press and Radio Manual National Air Races Aug 30 Sept 1 Cleveland1947 Press and Radio Manual National Air Races Aug 30 Sept 1 Cleveland



This manual includes a schedule of events and brief sketches of participating pilots for the 1947 National Air Race, held Sept. 3-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, includes a comprehensive history of the National Air Races.

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ISBN: OCLC:70549341

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This manual includes a schedule of events and brief sketches of participating pilots for the 1947 National Air Race, held Sept. 3-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, includes a comprehensive history of the National Air Races.

American Racing Planes and Historic Air RacesAmerican Racing Planes and Historic Air Races



Describes a variety of air trophy and cup races with a discussion of how the race was flown and what planes were used. An appendix in back gives lists of top finishers with their airplane specifications and finishing times.

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ISBN: UOM:39015006378262

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Page: 130

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Describes a variety of air trophy and cup races with a discussion of how the race was flown and what planes were used. An appendix in back gives lists of top finishers with their airplane specifications and finishing times.

The 1938 Press and Radio Manual National Air RacesThe 1938 Press and Radio Manual National Air Races



This manual includes a schedule of events and brief sketches of participating pilots for the 1938 National Air Race, held Sept. 3-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, includes a comprehensive history of the National Air Races.

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ISBN: OCLC:70549117

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This manual includes a schedule of events and brief sketches of participating pilots for the 1938 National Air Race, held Sept. 3-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, includes a comprehensive history of the National Air Races.

The 1939 Press and Radio Manual National Air RacesThe 1939 Press and Radio Manual National Air Races



This manual includes a schedule of events and brief sketches of participating pilots for the 1939 National Air Race, held Sept. 3-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, includes a comprehensive history of the National Air Races.

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ISBN: OCLC:70551123

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This manual includes a schedule of events and brief sketches of participating pilots for the 1939 National Air Race, held Sept. 3-5 in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, includes a comprehensive history of the National Air Races.