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Planes, Trains & Autos

Plant City, Florida

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TEXAS DEC NEWSLETTER

TX final Dec 2016 No 71.01

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2017 Dues Form

IMPORTANT NOTICE 2017 Dues of $30.00 are now due. Many members add a donation to their dues which is set aside for our outreach programs. If financially able, any help on your part would be greatly appreciated. PLEASE PRINT THIS FORM FROM … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our Website

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE    655 MEMBERS STRONG ACTIVE SINCE 1955 ================================ Incorporated in 1955 as a Pa 501 (c)(3) Not for Profit Corporation, the OX5 Aviation Pioneers is dedicated to bringing before the public the accomplishments of early aviation pioneers … Continue reading

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Zenith 06DS Carb Details

Zenith Carb Details

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SUN ‘n FUN 2017

http://www.flysnf.org/sun-n-fun-intl-fly-in-expo/ .

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Message From The President

    Tim Pinkerton, 2017 President 5494 Shiloh Springs Rd. Trotwood, OH 45426-3910 937-837-0496 wacopinky@aol.com   Dear OX5 Member, Reminder:  2017 dues are now due. As the newly elected 2017 President, I want to share my thoughts with you about the … Continue reading

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Men, Wind and Courage

Men, Wind and Courage “MEN, WIND AND COURAGE” An extensive, in depth portrayal of the lives and accomplishments of Aviation’s pioneers whose exploits laid the foundation for today’s super-technical Aviation Industry.  Author Nancy Lynn Mess’s detailed research has brought into … Continue reading

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Early Presidents

EARLY PRESIDENTS Courtesy of Gov. Gordon Cumberland  OX5# 20456

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2016 Board Meeting Minutes

2016 National OX5 Aviation Pioneers Board Meeting Minutes Reunion – Oshkosh, Wisconsin  October 14, 2016 Roll Call: Don Voland & Gordon Cumberland – Present Dennis Yerkey assigned his proxy vote to Gordon Cumberland Jim Beisner assigned his proxy vote to … Continue reading

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Secretary’s Message

A Message From The 2017 Secretary It is a pleasure to share with you the fact that your organization is in VERY GOOD condition.  The financial status of the organization is  stable and operating within a budget.  We continue to recognize outstanding members with … Continue reading

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Cliff Ball Street Naming

From Barbara Ball Ewing To:  OX5 Members We left Pittsburgh and traveled on to Clarion where K.C.’s daughter lives so I didn’t see the newspaper the next day. Those at the event said articles would be coming out. We even … Continue reading

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Allegheny County Airport Pgh

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OX5 Awards 2016 Scholarships

OX5 Aviation Scholarships Awarded The OX5 Scholarship Committee received many highly qualified applicants for the Education Scholarship Award.  Because of this, it was decided to award one $1000 scholarship and 5-$200 scholarships to support these fine young people in their … Continue reading

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Gov. Yerkey Awards Scholarship

Gov. Dennis G Yerkey awards OX5 scholarship to Jason Grigoras (center) at PIA. Other awardees at PIA, Eric Almeter and Nicholas Grindstaff will attend the Myrtle Beach campus on 09-19-16.  Eric resides in New York and Nick in North Carolina. … Continue reading

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Blue Swallow Aircraft

6-10-2016 From: John Gaertner Hello James, I received my Spring News letter this morning. Thanks! I am attaching some details that I hope will be helpful to others in the OX5 club? I would like to see if they could … Continue reading

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Sassara

  . . Chuck Sassara has lived a life that most people only dream of finding when they shake off the crowds and the fast pace of the Lower 48 to head North to Alaska. When he arrived in 1955, … Continue reading

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You Are Invited To Join

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION ANNUAL DUES       $30.00 Send your application and check to: OX5 Aviation Pioneers % Janet Barnard, Treas PO Box 769 Troy, Ohio 45373 Note:  You do not have to be a pilot to join our organization. … Continue reading

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CLUB INFORMATION

The OX Aviation Pioneers Club focuses on the era of the Curtiss OX5 engine and the early aviators.  It is one the of the most prestigious historical and educational aviation clubs in the USA.   Our 750 members are located in … Continue reading

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John Neel Lecture on Bettis

John Neel lecture on Bettis Airport. His family farm was the location of Bettis (Now Allegheny County Airport). Recorded by Gov. Dennis G Yerkey at a Cliff Ball Wing meeting.  

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Items at KLBE

CBW Owned Items at the KLBE museum  

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History of PIA Pittsburgh

Combined History Booklet of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics 1929 to 1990 They had a B-24 and a Northrop YX-125 Written and published by Ivan Livi during his term as president.  

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Bob Lock – Command Aire

9 Minute Home Movie

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Ohio Wing – Tim Pinkerton

Ohio Wing Ohio Wing president, Tim Pinkerton, developed and led the Starbase (Wright-Patt Air Force Base) three-day Aviation Summer Camp which had many hands-on activities such as hot air balloons, gliders, boomerangs, and several types of rockets to name a … Continue reading

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Orange OX5 Engine Spec Book

Orange OX5 Engine Spec Book

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An OX5 History Book

This Limited Edition book was Published and copyrighted by the OX5 in 1985. It contains hundreds of photos and early member biographies. Owned and scanned for posting by Dennis G. Yerkey, Gov & Webmaster,  you will not find a better source … Continue reading

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Photos from Cumberland, Gov

Various photos from Gordon K Cumberland, 2016 Nat Gov  #20456 Gordon is a wealth of historic information as his Father was involved in early OX5 aviation.

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Chuck Sassara NPR Interview

Listen to Alaska NPR radio interview with Chuck Sassara (85), Alaska Wing OX5 Member. Fantastic stories and life journeys starting with his grandparents. After talking to Chuck on the phone for several hours, I realized that he has accomplished more … Continue reading

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Illinois History by Cumberland

Great Illinois Wing History and stories from Illinois Wing Ox-5 Newsletter articles Submitted by OX5 Nat Gov Gordon Cumberland with many about his Father.   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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A Place-Latrobe Airport

A History of the Latrobe Regional Airport and the Pittsburgh Area. Featuring– Biographies of the Pioneers: (Charles B. “Charlie” Carroll, James DeWitt Hill, Carl Strickler, Raymond “Pappy” Elder, Lloyd Santmyer, Clyde Hauger, Dave Patterson, Lou Strickler, Russ Brinkley, Frank Fox, … Continue reading

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Ward Worster – Daughter

8-27-2015 I was contacted by Lesley Black, daughter of OX5 Life Member Ward Worster L-10565 (Deceased).  She is in the process of sorting his flying memorabilia, some of which she may donate to us.  She has taped him telling his … Continue reading

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Barbara Ball Ewing B

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From Barbara Ewing

Hi Dennis, Thank you for forwarding the History Center magazine with my mom on the front.  We’ve never established the names of the other women pilots on the cover.  I get questions about that periodically. The article about Kenny Scholter … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh Aviation History

PITTSBURGH AVIATION Bettis Field, now Allegheny Count Airport Courtesy Cliff Ball Wing of Western Pennsylvania Printed winter 1993/1994 p 155 to 182

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Miss Pittsburgh

Meet Miss Pgh    Link to a great article on Miss Pittsburgh. When you enter the landside terminal at the Pittsburgh International Airport, you may have noticed a vintage aircraft hanging over your head.  That airplane is “Miss Pittsburgh”, which made … Continue reading

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Ed Harris – New Work of Art

A new work of art from Eddie Harris, a Cliff Ball Wing member. Permission was granted for OX5 use only. Just talked to Eddie Harris.  He suggested we read about the ‘Lacey Lady’ which is pictured in his painting.  The bomber … Continue reading

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Construct a J3 Movie

Watch the construction of a J3

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AIR PICK-UP Starting 1941

This is about All American Aviation Air Mail pick up service starting in 1941. Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh, PA. This booklet copyrighted in 1946 with photos from the Army Air Force. Note: There are original printing errors such as missing pages … Continue reading

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Florida OX5 Engine On Trailer

This engine belongs to the Mid West Florida Wing and was overhauled for display by Dean Tilton (Hall of Fame Awardee) a few years ago. It has not run for many, many years. A list of donors and workers will be available … Continue reading

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Pgh Aviation by Adam Lynch

  Commercial Aviation Took Off in Pittsburgh by Adam Lynch Not all the thousands of people who regularly pass beneath her glance up, but occasionally, one will stop for a better look. She hangs from the ceiling of the Landside … Continue reading

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TWA Key Fob

TWA key fob from the 50s. You would register with TWA using a number on the fob. If you lost your keys, they would be mailed back to you by the Post Office. Trans World Airlines (TWA) was a major … Continue reading

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AAA, Inc.

Antique Airplane Association, Inc. An award to Robert L. Taylor Robert Taylor Award   PDF

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Rag Bag Aero Works Inc

http://curtiss-ox-5.blogspot.com/   Dennis Harbin, owner of Rag Bag Aero Works, Inc., has given the OX5 Aviation Pioneers permission to embed his blog postings on our web site. These blogs and movies are of various restoration items and projects that he … Continue reading

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1937 Airshow Home Movies

A 30 Minute Home Movie   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvCFtA-Efisshow 1937 | Udet German stunt pliot | Wing walker | Gryo Plane |F-86 Sabre Jets

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OX5 Rebuild

OX5 grayscaleMay13

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Dean Tilton’s Ant Eater

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Enola Gay H-Bomb Pictures

Forest Arden was the chief flight mechanic of a B-29 stationed at Tinian Island.  His aircraft was parked nearby to the Enola Gay and he watched the loading procedure of the first Atomic Bomb.  He said that security was strictly … Continue reading

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Airplane Photo Site

This is a link to a great airplane photo site: http://1000aircraftphotos.com/ 1000aircraftphotos.com got its start in 1998 hosted on Homestead.com, created by Ron Dupas, of Depoe Bay, Oregon, US. It was called “Aviationphotos” at that time. The images came from … Continue reading

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From Billy Walker-Arizona

11-12-2014 Greetings! I am a former president of the Arizona OX-5’ers. I have been out of the picture for several years as the Arizona bunch no longer meets largely due to no leadership along with so few members still living. … Continue reading

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Glenn Curtiss Summer Aerogram

See article on page 3. OX5 member R. Brian Grigsby of the Glenn Curtiss Wing. 1933-2014 Summer Aerogram 2014

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Dean Tilton Engine Slideshow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a-eNxlYPC8  

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From Angie and Norman Brush

Pictures courtesy of Angie and Norman Brush (20418), Glenn Curtiss Wing-Ox5 We are in the process of restoring this original P40.  It was in a mid air collision over Florida with another P40 while flying formation, cutting off it’s tail and … Continue reading

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New Pictures of Miss Pittsburgh

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Ernest H Buehl OX5 ID#17

Source: Rosanna Buehl, Granddaughter Rosanna Buehl www.buehlfield.info Ernest H Buehl’s OX5 ID Number was 17. Ernie checks the radiator cap on his plane at Buehl Field in Eddington, Pa circa early 1960s. Press_Release_San_FranciscoPress_Release_San_Francisco     Ernie Buehl flying his 1927 … Continue reading

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Memphis Belle

Memphis Belle at Pittsburgh, Pa.                                                            For all the aviation enthusiasts The Memphis Belle, a WW II B-17  restored “Flying Fortress Bomber”, was at the Allegheny County Airport (Pittsburgh, Pa) over the weekend. Photos by Ron Parry                                                      

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Tilton OX5 Engine Projects

NOTE:  DEAN TILTON WAS INDUCTED TO THE OX5 HALL OF FAME IN NOVEMBER OF 2014 OX5 ENGINE PROJECTS by DEAN TILTON 2009 This page is the most visited page on the OX5 web site.  I suspect that people marvel at … Continue reading

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Aviation Artwork by Ed Harris

Aviation artwork by OX5 Cliff Ball Wing member Eddie Harris. http://www.eddie-harris-artist.com/ Permission was granted for OX5 use. Aviation artwork by OX5 Cliff Ball Wing member Eddie Harris.  

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Finleyville Flyer Update

Finleyville Flyer Update  4-1-2014 Harry Bochter, OX5 Cliff Ball Wing 22595 10 years on the project Similar to a Ragwing Pietenpol/Heath All wood used was from salvaged Stearman wings. Torque tube elevator, cables elsewhere. Fusalage and Engine = 170 lbs Wings = … Continue reading

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Larry Bartell

Larry Bartell Father of Pat Griswald Larry Bartell was a former OX5 National Governor from the Wisconsin wing. Larry Bartell was born in Whitefish Bay, a suburb of Milwaukee,   on March 19th, 1914.  He moved with his family to Waukesha County ,  … Continue reading

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Marla Boone Interview 9-31-2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsnpKHFENKA  

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Jim Beisner at Oshkosh

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Random Thoughts by R.G. Lock

A 58 page book by Robert G. Lock 50 years in aviation. A biography.                   Link to:  RANDOM THOUGHTS-Mentors and Friends

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AAC by Robert G. Lock

Link to the book. Command-Aire & Albert Vollmecke An excellent book by Robert G. Lock about the Arkansas Aircraft Corp and Albert Vollmecke. A total of approximately 140 OX-5 powered Command-Aire model 3C3 ships including the model 3C3-T were produced … Continue reading

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From Bill Harris

Miss Betty Darst, Enclosed are three pictures from the wreath laying ceremonies. Amanda and Tom Crouch did the honors of placing the Dayton-Aviation Trail wreath.  You will note that Paul Jameson and other members of the Jameson family were at … Continue reading

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Miss Pittsburgh Mfg Plate

Photo of Miss Pittsburgh Plate Airframe Info Manufacturer: Waco Model: 9 Year built: 1926 Construction Number (C/N): 359 Aircraft Type: Fixed wing single engine Number of Seats: 3 Number of Engines: 1 Engine Type: Reciprocating Engine Manufacturer and Model: Wright … Continue reading

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Website Contingency Plan

10-23-2013 From: Dennis G. Yerkey, ID 22023 Gov, Past Pres & Webmaster The following discussion was introduced into the the minutes of the 2013 Board Meeting by Gov Donald Voland. “We should be considering establishing a program (method) to provide for continuity with our web site … Continue reading

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From Gordon Cumberland, Gov

              10-13-2013 To: Dennis Yerkey, Gov. I want to thank you for sending me the new 2014 National Officer and Governors line up.  I am very proud to have been elected as one of … Continue reading

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Cumberland-New Governor

Gordon Cumberland was appointed Governor to complete the term of Michael Lawrence. Gordon Cumberland OX5 #20456 1253 Eastwood Avenue Highland Park, Il60035-2929 I have been associated with the OX5 Club, either as a guest or historical member (1994) for 50+ years.  In … Continue reading

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Harold Walter’s Aviation History

Harold Walter Aviation History  

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Eagles Mere Photos

Double click on an image to enlarge. http://www.aeroclubpa.org/ The Aero Club of Pa held a fly in with the destination being Eagles Mere Airport. Eagles Mere is a Wing of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers Photos submitted by Robert Dant, VP Print-Web-Photos … Continue reading

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Jack R Cram by Cal Taylor

Below is the link to the Gen Jack R Cram article. Gen Jack R Cram article/biography Permission was granted by Cal Tayor to the OX5 Aviation Pioneers to use his article for  our website and newsletter.   8-7-2013  

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Oshkosh Miss Gilmore

Frank Pavliga’s 14-year project May 23, 2013 – It’s been quite a while since a Waco 9 biplane has been to the annual EAA fly-in convention. In fact, Oshkosh has never seen one; it was Rockford 1962 Marion McClure flew his 1926 model to … Continue reading

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More Tilton Projects

 

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Tilton Sport Aviation Article

Tilton   Article from Sport Aviation  1984

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Tilton Project

Photos of Dean Tilto’s OX5 engine project.  

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OX5 Engine by Sandy Skinner

This is a link to a very detailed 15 page OX5 engine article by Sandy Skinner TMV4N4CurtissOX-5 Used with permission of the author on 3-29-2013.   Credit must be give if used. This article appeared in the Vol. 4 No. 4 … Continue reading

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1965 Letter from Cliff Ball, Sec

Read letter here >>  Ball letter   E. A. Goff, Jr. was President in 1965 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Edgar Allen “Pete” Goff, Jr. (December 12, 1896 – February 11, 1989) was an Air Force colonel and jet fighter pilot.[1] … Continue reading

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Kathi Latson to Don Voland

2013 Kathi Latson wrote: Dear Mr. Voland, Greetings from Spencer, NY! I purchased a set of vintage OX5 Aviation Pioneer coasters (from 1976!) off of eBay. I am a 52 year old lady who has always loved flying and sometimes … Continue reading

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Frank J. “Chilli” Miller

Frank _Chilli_ Miller OX5 Pioneer3-15-2013 Mr. Beisner, I am attaching a “life story” of a gentleman I met years ago that belonged to my church. Unfortunately, he has since passed away, but I would like to send you the transcript … Continue reading

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CAM-11

 The Air Mail Act of 1925 (Kelly Act) authorized the postmaster general to contract for domestic airmail service with commercial air carriers. It also set airmail rates and the level of cash subsidies to be paid to companies that carried … Continue reading

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Rex Smith Biplane

Rex Smith Biplane From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Rex Smith Biplane Role Biplane National origin United States of America Manufacturer Rex Smith Aeroplane Company First flight 1910 Introduction 1910 Developed from Curtiss Pusher The Rex Smith Biplane was a … Continue reading

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Klein Photo Collection

The Bernhard Klein collection. A great collection of Aircraft photos. http://1000aircraftphotos.com/index.html http://www.dmairfield.org/Collections/Klein%20Collection/Civil/Private/index.html http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contributions/KleinBernhard/KleinBernhard.htm

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Article by Adam Lynch

  Commercial Aviation Took Off in Pittsburgh by Adam Lynch  Not all the thousands of people who regularly pass beneath her glance up, but occasionally, one will stop for a better look. She hangs from the ceiling of the Landside … Continue reading

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OX5 Engine Article

Excellent Curtiss OX5 Article by Chad Wille This can be printed from the PDF file.  

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From Janet Barnard, Treas

            For the year 2014 To our 900 + members, To continue with our programs and the progress we have attainted the last several years, we ask for your financial support. Please send in your 2014 dues … Continue reading

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Leslie Jones Photography

http://www.lesliejonesphotography.com/subject-series/aviation/46 Click on the above link to view some great aviation photos by Leslie Jones that are now in the Boston Public Library. Click on an image tag in the right box.  example  biplanes Biplane photos will then appear if Jones took … Continue reading

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2012 57th Reunion Pictures

Photos by Dennis G Yerkey Double click on a picture to enlarge.  

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From Gordon Cumberland

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Creve Coeur Airport

http://www.crevecoeurairport.com/ 57th Reunion Tour Our thanks to Al Stix. Al Stix led the OX5 Aviation Pioneers on a wonderfully humorous and informational tour of 4 hangers containing 50 restored aircraft. He also gave us his thoughts on the handling characteristics of … Continue reading

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Aerial Experiment Association

  “Casey” Baldwin, Lt. Selfridge, Glenn Curtiss, Dr. Bell, John McCurey and visitor, Augustus Post of the Aero Club of America. This photo was scanned by Dennis Yerkey from the Greveldine collection at the Hammondsport Reunion.

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OX5 Repair Manual

Hand Book & Repair Manual Curtiss OX5 Aeronautical Engine 90 hp @ 1400 rpm Scanned and posted by:  Dennis G Yerkey, Nat Gov Distributed by: Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Co Inc Marshall, MO    1925       Price .25 cents Open this link and then … Continue reading

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Miss Gilmore

  Miss Gilmore By Bill Amick, Mount Vernon News June 22, 2012 12:13 pm EDT  MOUNT VERNON — You may have passed Frank Pavliga on the way to work Thursday morning, but if your eyes were on the road you’d … Continue reading

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2012 Board Meeting Minutes

OX5 NATIONAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES 9-22-12

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2012 Reunion Article by Livi

THE 2012 NATIONAL REUNION On September 20-23, 2012 OX5 Aviation Pioneers members met in St. Louis for their 57th National Reunion.  The affair included the essential business meetings and an array of pleasurable and entertaining activities that included a trip … Continue reading

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Planes Powered by OX5

OX5 Powered Planes

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Looking Forward by Pres Voland

Looking Forward to 2016 As we start our 61st year of existence, I am very optimistic about our great Organization.  I look forward to the further development of our Outreach Programs with financial aid for scholarship programs and assistance to … Continue reading

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