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Aeronautics

American magazine of aeronautics v. 1-2, no. 1; Jan. 1907-Jan. 1908
Author:
Aeronautical Society of America
Aero Club of Pennsylvania
Physical description:
17 v. in 9 : ill. ; 25-28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1907
1915
Topic:
Aeronautics
Call number:
TL501 .A2557
Notes:
Published by E. L. Jones, July-Oct. 1908; by the Aeronautics Press, Inc., Nov. 1908-July 1915.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Aeronautics, Russia. [photograph]

Photographer:
NONE
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
1900
Topic:
Aeronautics, Russia
Local number:
NASM-NASM-9A11890
Summary:
Scanned photocopy of the title page (in Cyrillic) to A.M. Kovanko's 1900 monograph, "Aeronautics."
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Russian Aeronautical Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Aeronautical Charts and Maps. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown, possibly Pat Hassett
Type:
Books
Date:
Circa 1980
Topic:
Aeronautics
Aeronautical Charts
Local number:
NASM-NASM-9A11967
Summary:
Open-page spread of a series of topographic charts showing the areas around Fort Rucker, AL. Points of interest were drawn in or highlighted, circa 1980s.
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Pat Hassett Collection
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Aeronautical world

Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
1902
1903
Topic:
Aeronautics
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Bibliography of aeronautics / National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Author:
Brockett, Paul 1872-1946
United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Physical description:
14 v. ; 27 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Periodicals
Date:
1916
1932
1921-1936
Topic:
Aeronautics
Notes:
Compiler: Paul Brockett.
"...continues the work of the Smithsonian Institution issued as volume 55 of the Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, which covered the material published prior to June 30, 1909, and the work of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics as published in the Bibliography of Aeroanutics for the years 1909 to 1916 ."--Introd., 1917-1919.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Ernest Jones Aeronautical Collection, 1906-1937

Creator:
Jones, Ernest La Rue 1883-1955
Subject:
Jones, Ernest La Rue 1883-1955
Early Birds of Aviation (Organization)
Physical description:
16.88 cubic feet (37 legal document boxes) (1 slim legal document box) (1 flatbox)
15.75 linear feet
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Periodicals
Publications
Notebooks
Date:
1906
1906-1937
Topic:
Aeronautics
Local number:
XXXX-0096
Notes:
Ernest L. Jones (1883-1955) spent most of his life involved in aviation. He edited the first American aviation journal, Aeronautics (1907-15) and was a cofounder of the Early Birds, the society of pre-1916 flyers. In 1912 he became president of the Aeronautics Manufacturers Association and in 1917 handled publicity for Wright Aeronautical. During World War I Jones received a commission in the Army Air Service, later becoming chief information officer. He wrote a history of the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force before becoming the editor of National Aeronautical Review (1924-1926). Jones was appointed by Secretary of Commerce Hoover to set up the aeronautical branch of the Commerce Department, which later grew into the Civil Aeronautics Administration and Federal Aviation Administration. During the 1930s he was involved in a number of projects relating to commercial aviation. In 1941 he rejoined the Army Air Corps as a major in intelligence but in 1943 he was transferred to the history division where he compiled an aeronautical history. He retired from the Air Corps in 1949, but continued as a civilian employee until the early 1950s.
Summary:
This collection consists of aeronautical photographs collected by Major Ernest Jones between 1906 and 1917 and notebooks which recorded major aviation events. The prints were either taken by Major Jones or were purchased or given to him by the US Army, Navy, individuals, or manufacturers. The notebooks were created by Jones and include newspaper clippings and handwritten notes by him on major aviation events up until 1937.
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National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Ask an Expert: Aeronautical Insignia Collection

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-05-04T21:19:21.000Z
Metadata Updated:
2013-09-20T17:28:09.000Z
Topic:
Aeronautics
Flight
Space Sciences
YouTube Category:
Education
Views:
342
Video Title:
Ask an Expert: Aeronautical Insignia Collection
Description:
Dr. Alex Spencer, curator in the Aeronautics Division of the National Air and Space Museum, presents a sampling of Aeronautical Uniform Insignia from the collection. This informal gallery talk was recorded on September 29, 2010 as part of the National Air and Space Museum's "Ask an Expert" lecture series. "Ask an Expert" lectures are presented weekly at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC and biweekly at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. For more information & schedule, see http://www.nasm.si.edu/askanexpert/
Video Duration:
798 seconds
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airandspace
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Medal, Military Aeronautics

Materials:
Overall: Bronze
Dimensions:
3-D: 3.5 x 1.3 x 4cm (1 3/8 x 1/2 x 1 9/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
Italy
Credit Line:
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640251000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Bronze commemorative medal for Military Aeronautics; Obverse: relief profile bust of King Victor Emanuel III depicted, embossed text "VICTORIO EMANUELE III RE D'ITALIA"; Reverse: relief of an eagle depicted, embossed text "MEDAGLIA MILITARE AERONAUTIC".
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum
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Navigation, Aerospace Management & Control, Charts and Maps, Jet Navigation Chart, Great Lakes Region to Maritime Provinces. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
Mar-63
Topic:
Aeronautics
Aeronautics, Commercial
Airlines
Aeronautical Charts
Local number:
NASM-9A05271
Summary:
Jet Navigation Chart (JN-30) of the "United States Northeast," compiled and printed at Washington, D.C. by the United States Department of Commerce, Coast and Geodetic Survey, August 1953, revised March 1963. Geophysical map covers an area roughly from 60ŒW to 96ŒW and 38ŒN to 52ŒN, including the Great Lakes region, the East Coast metropolitan corridor, and the Canadian maritime provinces.
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Jet Navigation Charts, 10th Edition
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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West Coast Airlines (USA); Frontier Airlines (USA); North Central Airlines (USA); Lake Central Airlines (USA); Allegheny Airlines (USA); Mohawk Airlines (USA); Southwest Airways (USA); Bonanza Air Lines (USA); Trans-Texas Airways (TTA) (USA); Central Airlines, Inc (USA, 1944); Ozark Air Lines; Southern Airways (USA); Frontier Airlines (USA); Piedmont Airlines (USA). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
1955
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial
Airlines
Aeronautical Charts
Local number:
NASM-2009-31571
Summary:
Brochure promoting the use of local airlines, "Fly All The Way To 500 Cities and Towns Serves by Local Airlines", 1955; fully opened out, with airplanes cut out at the top edge. The following airlines are listed: West Coast Airlines, Frontier Airlines, North Central Airlines, Lake Central Airlines, Allegheny Airlines, Mohawk Airlines, Southwest Airways, Bonanza Air Lines, Trans-Texas Airways, Central Airlines, Ozark Air Lines, Southern Airways and Piedmont Airlines.
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R. E. G. (Ron) Davies Air Transport Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Northwestern Aeronautical Corporation, Production; Northwestern Aeronautical Corporation, Personnel, War Loan Fundraising Activities. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1942-1945
Topic:
Aircraft industry
Aeronautics, Military
Aeronautics
World War, 1939-1945
Airplanes
Local number:
NASM-9A07315
Summary:
View from near the rafters of crowd packed into the factory floor area of the Northwestern Aeronautical Corporation, St. Paul, Minnesota; probably during a War Loan Drive, circa 1944. All look toward a stage set up at left background with military personnel. Two unfinished cargo glider fuselage frames are seen in foreground.
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John E. Parker Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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LTA, Airships,ÙSA, Knabenshue (A. Roy) "Knabenshue Airship" ("Pasadena Airship," "White City"), Chicago (1914). [photograph]

Photographer:
A. Roy Knabenshue (?)
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Jul-14
Topic:
Airships
Aeronautics
Local number:
NASM-106860
Summary:
A. Roy Knabenshue's father, mother, and wife seen aloft over Chicago, Illinois, in the "Knabenshue Airship." Photo dated July 1914. View looking forward along the length of the car.
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Sherman Fairchild Collection of Aeronautical Photographs
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Events, 1909 Reims, France, Grande Semaine de lLa Champagne; Paulhan, Louis; Voisin 1909 Biplane Family. [photograph]

Photographer:
J. BienaimT
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
8/24/1909
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplane racing
Local number:
NASM-139442
Summary:
View of Louis Paulhan in his Voisin 1909 Type Biplane (race no. 20) turning on a pylon on August 24, 1909, at the Grande Semaine d'Aviation de la Champagne, BTtheny, Reims, France.
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Sherman Fairchild Collection of Aeronautical Photographs
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Wright (Co) Model B; Military, USA, Bases and Installations, Texas, Fort Sam Houston. [photograph]

Photographer:
James H. "Jimmy" Hare
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1911
Topic:
Aeronautics
Airplanes
Wright (Co) Model B
Local number:
NASM-9A08575
Summary:
"Army aeropla[ne flies ov]er the mules at San Antonio, Texas." Right side view of Wright Model B in flight over US Army tents and mule teams in camp at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, 1911.
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Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Photograph Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Badge, Royal Aeronautical Society

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Enamel
Solder
Gold Plating
Dimensions:
3-D: 3.8 × 2.5 × 1cm (1 1/2 × 1 × 3/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Katherine M. Smart
Inventory Number:
A19710695024
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Royal Aeronautical Society oval badge; relief of a hawk and free gas balloon depicted in center of badge with light blue enamel background; blue enamel edge with gold letter text "ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY".
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Medal, Charles Green Aeronaut

Artist:
W. J. Taylor
Materials:
Overall: Copper
Dimensions:
3-D: 1.3 x 4.2cm (1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Donated by the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences Inc.
Inventory Number:
A19640177000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Copper Charles Green Aeronaut commemorative medal; Obverse: relief profile bust of Charles Green depicted, embossed text "CHARLES GREEN AERONAUT"; Reverse: relief of a free gas balloon over the town of Weilburg Germany depicted, embossed text "FROM LONDON NOVEMBER 7, 1856 TO WEILBURG GERMy IN 18 HOURS, IN COMPANY WITH ROBt. HOLLOND M.P. & M. MASON ESQ."
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum
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Medal, Aeronaut Charles Green

Materials:
Bronze
Dimensions:
3-D: 1.3 x 4.2cm (1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Medals & Ribbons
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division
Inventory Number:
A19720081000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Bronze Charles Green commemorative medal; Obverse: relief profile bust of Charles Green depicted, embossed text "CHARLES GREEN AERONAUT"; Reverse: relief of a gas free balloon over Weilburg Germany cityscape, embossed text "FROM LONDON NOVEMBER 7, 1836 TO WEILBURG GERMANY IN 18 HOURS IN COMPANY WITH ROB HOLLOND, M.P. & M. MASON ESQ."
Summary:
Bronze Medal
Commemorating the British aeronaut Charles Green.
Gift from the Library of Congress
A19720081000
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Badge, Royal Aeronautical Society

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Gold Plating
Enamel
Dimensions:
Overall: 2.4 × 3.7 × 0.6cm (15/16 × 1 7/16 × 1/4 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Credit Line:
Found In Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Found on NASM Premises.
Inventory Number:
A19951515000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Royal Aeronautical Society oval badge; relief of a hawk and free gas balloon depicted in center of badge with light blue enamel background; blue enamel edge with gold letter text "ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY".
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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Badge, Aeronautic Society Judge

Materials:
Steel
Synthetic Fabric
Paper
Copper Alloy
Plastic
Ink
Dimensions:
3-D: 10.2 × 3.3 × 0.5cm (4 × 1 5/16 × 3/16 in.)
Storage: 15.2 × 15.2 × 12.7cm (6 × 6 × 5 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Found in Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Found on NASM Premises.
Inventory Number:
A19951372000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Aeronautic Society Judge's badge; white plastic cover with black letter text "JUDGE" over steel back; blue silk ribbon with gold stenciled letter text "AERONAUTIC SOCIETY".
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
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National Air and Space Museum
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Pin, Lapel, Wright Aeronautical

Materials:
Copper Alloy
Gold Plating
Enamel
Solder
Dimensions:
3-D: 2.7 × 0.8 × 1.3cm (1 1/16 × 5/16 × 1/2 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Donated by Miss Katherine M. Smart
Inventory Number:
A19710690011
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Physical Description:
Wright Aeronautical Student Pilot Lapel Pin; one piece stamped gold wings with blue enamel disc in center; gold lettering "WA" on center disc; propeller with raised letter text "STUDENT PILOT" at top.
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National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
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