INTRODUCTION Birmingham has long been a center of aviation in the Deep South , which is well documented in the holdings of the Southern Museum of Flight ( SMF ) near the Birmingham International Airport . Airplanes have been built or ...
Author: Don Dodd
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Since the 1920s, Birmingham, Alabama, has played a vital role in the development of aviation in the Deep South and the nation. From aircraft construction to Air Guard activity, and from the evolution of commercial airlines to military training bases, Birmingham has contributed greatly to one of the most significant advancements of the twentieth century. Deep South Aviation explores the fascinating history of aviation in and around Birmingham through vintage images of the pilots, aircraft, and aviation enthusiasts of years past. Included are photographs of the early airfields, the Alabama Air National Guard, and the Birmingham Naval Air Station. Culled from the archives of the Southern Museum of Flight, these captivating images tell a story that began with a few brave individuals who surmounted the sky. Photographs were also taken from Alvin W. Hudson's collections on Fairgrounds Air Shows, Roberts Field, and the Birmingham Municipal Airport; Cecil Greene's collection on the Alabama Air National Guard; and generous friends of the museum who donated from their private collections.
MAX KARANT Assistant General Manager Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Washington 14 , D. C. BARNEY OF MOBILE To the Editor : First , I would like to say how much AMERICAN AVIATION means to us here in the Deep South .
Issues for include Annual air transport progress issue.
Delta used Atlanta as a hub before deregulation of the US airline industry in 1978. ... the airline was able to fly non-stop from Atlanta to destinations in East Asia, deep South America, and the Middle East and Africa.
Author: Steven D. Jaffe
Category: Business & Economics
The impact to airlines from airspace closure can be as benign as a two minute extension on an arrival pattern, or as catastrophic as a shoot down from a surface-to-air missile, as the tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over the Ukraine in July 2014 demonstrates. Airspace constraints come in a variety of forms, both man-made and physical, but all result in operational inefficiencies that erode the economic vitality of an airline. Understanding the root causes of these airspace restrictions, developing strategies for mitigating their impact, and anticipating future airspace closures, are critical for the efficient and safe operation of any airline. This book uniquely examines the technological, geographic, regulatory, and political aspects of airspace closure, with a focus on how airlines continue to adapt to overcome these challenges, providing readers with a framework for identifying issues and solutions in a systematic manner. Filled with historical references and contemporary anecdotes, this book serves both as a practical guide and strategic resource for airline managers navigating their 21st century. organizations around some of the lingering 20th century obstacles.
Delta Airlines — the first carrier to use the DC - 8 and Convair ' 800 — has linked Southern California with the Deep South with three scheduled flights daily between Los Angeles and Atlanta . More than one million jet passengers had ...
The South Takes Wing By Gene Hinton ROM an abandoned automobile speed- ularizing aviation in Atlanta , but it reway , in 1925 , to the country's fourth mained for the airmail lines and , later , est airport - in point of mail handled ...
Latin American Routes The U.S. passenger carriers serving the Latin American market had an operating profit of $ 445.6 ... 8 % CHANGE PREVIOUS YEAR 6 ILLI 4 The continued expansion of U.S. carriers into deep South America -- Argentina ...
Only then did the Navy realize duty as a flight instructor or an airIn August 1942 , Holmes saw an that it had inadvertently commis- craft delivery pilot . In April 1944 , he announcement in the New York Daily sioned an African American ...
Coleman was born on January 26 , 1892 , in Atlanta , Texas , to a large African American family ( although some histories ... The Coleman family , like most African Americans who lived in the Deep South during the early 20th century ...
Author: Jennifer Reed
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Describes nine of the most notable airplane pilots in history, from the Wright brothers to Amelia Earhart, and includes famous astronauts including Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride.
Both Amy and Don graduated from Winston County High School in Double Springs , and they maintain a second home at Poplar Springs in south central Winston County . The Dodds are the authors of Images of America : Deep South Aviation .
Author: Don Dodd
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Based on a lifetime of researching and writing about their home county of Winston, the husband and wife team of Don and Amy Dodd have crafted a unique pictorial retrospective that conveys a serene sense of what it was like to grow up in the hills of Winston. Outlining the highlights of this Appalachian county's history, from its opposition to the Confederacy to its slow evolution from its rustic, rural roots of the mid-nineteenth century, two hundred photographs illustrate a century of hill country culture. A sparsely settled, isolated county of small farms with uncultivated, forested land, most of Winston County was out of the mainstream of Southern life for much of its history. The creation of the Bankhead National Forest preserved almost 200,000 acres of forested land, primarily in Winston, to perpetuate this "stranded frontier" into the post-World War II era. The story setting is scenic--fast-flowing creeks, waterfalls, bluffs, caves, natural bridges, and dense forests--and the characters match the stage--individualistic, rugged pioneers, more than a thousand mentioned by name within these pages. Winston has long resisted change, has held fast to traditional values, and, as seen in this treasured volume, is a place as unique as any other in America.