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    • Get up into the sky

    • Marshall Flying School; Flight schools --Missouri -Marshall; Air pilots --Missouri -Marshall; Flight training --Missouri -Marshall; Aeronautics, Commercial --Missouri -Marshall; Advertising --Schools --Missouri -Marshall; Aeronautics History
    • Advertising brochure for the Marshall Flying School in Marshall, Missouri. In addition to offering flying courses for those seeking a private pilot's license or an industrial pilot's license, Marshall also offered ground courses in airplane...
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    • The autogiro

    • Autogiros; Aeronautics History
    • This 1930 publication from the now defunct Pitcairn-Cierva Autogiro Company of America claims to be "the first complete authoritative presentation of the Autogiro; what it is, what it does, and how it does it." Juan de la Cierva, an airplane...
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    • Astra castra - selections

    • Aeronautics - Early works to 1900; Aeronautics - History; Balloon ascensions; Ballooning
    • Selections include "Books hitherto published on aerostation" (pages 463-465) and an example of one of the many full-page photo-zincographs that illustrate the text. "Astra Castra is a work of 530 pp. large quarto; it consists chiefly of extract[s]...
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    • Dykes aircraft engine instructor - selections

    • Airplanes-Motors-Maintenance and repair; Airplanes-Motors-Design and construction; Aeronautics History
    • Selected pages from Dyke's manual on aircraft engine maintenance and repair. In support of detailed instructions on the repair and maintenance of various aircraft engines, Dyke's 1928 manual contains many photographs and diagrams, including colored...
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    • Bibliography of aeronautics - selections

    • Aeronautics --Bibliography --Periodicals; Aeronautics --History
    • The pages excerpted here list works by Glenn Hammond Curtiss, one of the most famous aviators and aircraft designers of all time, and works by Alfred W. Lawson, an eccentric aviation pioneer from Wisconsin. "Aeronautics was passing through a...
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    • Nicholas-Beazley airplane company catalog d - selections

    • Airplanes -- Equipment and supplies -- Catalogs; Aeronautics -- History
    • Selected pages from Nicholas-Beazley Airplane Company's 1927 Catalog. Offering their customers everything from gaskets and gears to goggles and gauges, this was Nicholas-Beazley's first illustrated catalog. Ah, those were the days . . . you could...
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    • Instructions for 80-horsepower Le Rhone engine - selections

    • Airplanes -- Motors; Aeronautics -- History
    • Selected pages from this technical manual include a complete parts list and schematic drawings of the Le Rhone aircraft engine. Le Rhone firsts: "On August 23, 1913, Léon Letort performed the first non-stop flight between Paris and Berlin when...
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    • Wright aircraft engines - selections

    • Airplanes -- Motors; Aeronautics -- History
    • Selected pages from Wright Aircraft Engines, including the chapter "Overhaul of Wright Engines: Instructions for Disassembly of Detail Parts, Their Inspection, Repair and Reassembly." In 1909, the Wright Company was incorporated in the state of...
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    • Installation and cranking of airplane engines

    • Airplanes--Motors--Maintenance and repair; Airplanes--Motors--Design and construction; Aeronautics--History
    • Illustrated instructional manual on starting propeller-driven airplane engines. What sounds like tango lessons are actually instructions for starting an airplane engine by turning the airplane's propeller. Slightly surreal photographs featuring a...
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