Mobile Aviation

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Local businessman and inventor John Ellis Fowler introduced the concept of the flying machine to Mobile and South Alabama. Fowler's innovative designs mark the beginning of the remarkable aviation heritage of Alabama's port city, a legacy further enhanced by the evolution of military and civilian aviation on Alabama's Gulf Coast. A mild climate and abundance of flat terrain made the region attractive for the establishment of military flight training programs during the World War II while the availability of air, rail, and sea transportation made Mobile an ideal location for construction of a supply and repair depot to support military aviation in the Southeast. Images of Aviation: Mobile Aviation is the story of the first century of powered flight in Mobile and South Alabama.
ISBN: 9780738586830
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Alabama
Series: Images of Aviation
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Billy J. Singleton has been involved in the aviation industry for more than 35 years, serves as chairman of the Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, and is a member of the board of directors of the Southern Museum of Flight. He has written extensively on the subjects of aviation history and safety.
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