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About Gary Hyatt
Your author researches, writes and shares information about aviation history during the Golden Age of Aviation in the United States (1920-1940). He does this through his books, lectures and a suite of Web sites available through www.dmairfield.org. One-hundred percent of profits support the author's research and Web sites.
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Books By Gary Hyatt
by Gary Hyatt
What was it like to fly from Oakland to Honolulu in a single-engine plane during August 1927? Was the $25,000 prize worth it? Did the resulting fame balance the risk? For the first time ever, this book presents the pilot and navigators stories written by them within days of their record-setting adventure. Pilot Art Goebel and navigator William V. Davis, Jr. take us with them on the "Woolaroc," their orange and blue Travel Air monoplane (NX869) as they enter the hazardous world of Golden Age trans-oceanic air racing. This book includes new and unpublished images and texts, and a very special letter from Davis to his soon-to-be wife. The book is a gripping tale of foresight and perseverance, with lessons for today.
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by Gary Hyatt
This year, 2017, is significant, in that it is the 100th anniversary of the use of Clover Field as a place to land aircraft in Santa Monica. This book celebrates that use, with the hope that its second century will be as culturally significant, historically interesting and as fiscally lucrative.
"The Congress of Ghosts" is an historical biography of people and their aircraft that landed at Tucson, AZ. We know they were there, because they signed the Register of the Davis-Monthan Airfield between 1925 and 1936. In this book we find men and women air racing, barnstorming, jumping from airplanes in distress, flying across two centuries, and, unfortunately, dying too young.