Aviation

Publications

An Air Hostess Remembers

by Rose Connett Richards.
Update, vol. 15, no. 4 (November 1988)
Madeline Moon Sternberg relives the early days of commercial flight.

Chapman Field: The Evolution of a South Dade Army Airdrome

by Raymond G. McGuire
Tequesta, no. LXI (2001)
History of Chapman Field, as a training air base during World Wars I and II, and as a USDA agricultural experiment station.

The Development of the Major Commercial Airlines in Dade County, Florida: 1945-1970

by Aurora E. Davis.
Tequesta, no.XXXII (1972)
History of four major airlines headquartered in Miami: Pan American World Airways, Eastern Airlines, National Airlines, and Delta Air Lines; and the consequent effect of aviation on the Dade County and South Florida economy.

The History of Air Transportation in Florida

by Thomas P. Caldwell.
Tequesta, no. 1 (1941)
First-person account of the events preceding the 1914 opening of the first commercial air line in Tampa and the impact this had on Florida's aviation development.

Lighter then Air Defenses

by J. Gordon Vaeth.
Update, vol. 15, no. 4 (November 1988)
Beginning in 1918 and lasting through 1961 the US Navy experimented and used lighter-than-air technology, such as blimps, in the South Florida skies.

Pioneer Aviation Days in South Florida

Update, vol. 1, no. 6 (August 1974)
Contents:
Miami's First Plane, by Thelma Peters.
Picturing Our Past, by S. J. Boldrick. [Miami All American Air Races]
Early Airports and Aviation Near Miami, by Karl E. Voelter.
Henry T "Dick" Merrill, by Walter Hill
Aviation and the Hurricane, by Gordon E. Dunn.

Recognition: A 1919 Atlantic Flight

by B. Hiram Blakely and Lt. Cmdr. Albert C. Read.
Update, vol. 10, no. 4 (November 1983)
B. Hiram Blakey compiles data on Adm. Albert Cushing Read, whose plane was placed in the United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor in Pensacola at its dedication and enshrinement ceremony, October 14, 1981.

Richmond Naval Station, 1942-1961

by David MacFie.
Tequesta, no. xxxvii (1977)
Blimps docked at Richmond Field, located at present-day Metrozoo and Gold Coast Railroad Museum, until the 1945 hurricane destroyed the base. After World War II, the site was used by various agencies for various purposes, including University of Miami classrooms and an agricultural laboratory.

Why is it Called Dinner Key?

From Picnics to Planes to Politicians
by Willborn Phillips.
Update, vol. 10, no. 4 (November 1983)

Wings Over Miami

Update. Vol. 12, no. 4 (November 1985)
Special issue containing articles about aviation, 1911-1945:
Miami's First Plane, by Dr. Thelma Peters, PhD
The School For Famous Flyers, by Linda K. Williams. [Curtiss Flying School]
Wings over Miami, By Amanda S. Ridings.
The First U. S. - Cuba Passenger Flight, by Marjorie and Thomas O. Otto.
Lighter-Than-Air Craft, by Amanda Ridings

A Woman who Did It All

by Rose Richards
Update, vol. 14, no. 2 (May 1987)
A biography of aviatrix Annette Gipson Way.