Oakland Aviation

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From hot-air balloons to jets, no other place has had a more diverse and significant aviation history than the city of Oakland. Starting in the mid-1850s with balloons, the city has seen the development of many aircraft innovations, including gliders, the first powered dirigible in North America, some of the first powered airplanes, and even early flying boats. Oakland witnessed the advent of stunt flying, the first transpacific flights, and the Dole Race, as well as many early commercial aviation operations, and a host of other groundbreaking advancements.
ISBN: 9780738556000
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: California
Series: Images of Aviation
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Lt. Col. Ronald T. Reuther is a retired U.S. Air Force pilot and U.S. Army aviator and founder of the Western Aerospace Museum at Oakland Airport. He is the recipient of several outstanding awards for accomplishments in aviation and also coauthored with William T. Larkins Arcadia's San Francisco Bay Area Aviation. Larkins is an internationally known aviation photographer, historian, and author of eight books on aviation. He is cofounder of the American Aviation Historical Society and the recipient of several major awards for his contributions to aviation photography and history. The authors have culled their own collections, the archives of the Western Aerospace Museum, and other local archives for images and information on Oakland's illustrious aviation past.
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