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Volunteer Flight Officer Network Airline Records, 1963-1975

Catalog Data

Creator:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Moonwatch Division  Search this
Subject:
Roth, Herbert E  Search this
United Air Lines, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
2.83 cu. ft. processed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
1963
1963-1975
Category:
Series Level Description
Notes:
To view records that comprise this series, see the detailed list of accessions and/or record units below.
For a history of the creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
Alphabetic, chronologic, and numeric
Summary:
Consists of records documenting files maintained for each member airline in the Volunteer Flight Officer Network (VFON); correspondence with airlines which refused to join; and the approximately 4,200 sighting reports submitted to VFON. The sighting or pilot reports were numbered by Herbert E. Roth, the Director of VFON, as they were received and marked with the name of the submitting airline. Other categories included ground sightings and reports from unidentified airlines. The majority of the early reports (1963-1968) are presumably from United Air Lines personnel. Each folder also contains Roth's correspondence with the airline regarding its membership, acknowledgments of reports, and discussions of unusual sightings. Materials include correspondence and reports.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Research institutes  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Astronomy  Search this
Astrophysics  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00645
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Volunteer Flight Officer Network Airline Records 1963-1975 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Moonwatch Division]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_219627