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Federal Aviation Administration



bulk [ca. 1920s-1930s]


Aeronautics Department, Transfer, 1990, 1990-0043, Public Domain


0.9 Cubic feet ((2 legal document boxes))


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Collection descriptions

Archival materials

Application forms


Scope and Contents

These are the original Aeronautics Branch, Department of Commerce (later Civil Aeronautics Administration and Federal Aviation Agency) aircraft registration files on sixteen (16) historically significant aircraft or pilots. Aircraft include the following: first aircraft registration issued; Curtiss Robin J NX9243 (Douglas Corrigan); Lockheed 10-E NR-16020 (Amelia Earhart); Travel Air Monoplane NX-869 (Woollaroc of Art Goebel); Hughes Flying Boat (HK-1) NX37602; Ryan NYP NX-211 (Charles Lindbergh); Lockheed 10-E NR-16059 (Dick Merrill); Cessna 180 N1538C (Jerry Mock); Lockheed Vega 5-C NR-105W (Wiley Post); Standard J-1 #249 (E. A. Ocklander); Laird LTR-14 NX263Y (Roscoe Turner); Wedell Williams 109 NR-61Y (Roscoe Turner). These files contain registration and license applications, modification documents, and correspondence relating to the aircraft. There are also pilot files on the following: James Doolittle, Douglas Corrigan and Charles Lindbergh.


Application forms



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Civil Aeronautics Administration

Federal Aviation Administration

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"

Corrigan, Douglas, 1907-

Doolittle, James Harold, 1896-1993

Earhart, Amelia, 1897-1937

Goebel, Arthur C. "Art"

Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974

Merrill, Dick, 1897-

Mock, Jerrie.

Ocklander, E. A.

Post, Wiley, 1898-1935.

Turner, Roscoe, 1895-1970

Topics Curtiss Robin J-1 (Model 50H)
Lockheed Model 10-E Electra
Travel Air 5000
Hughes H-4 (HK-1) Hercules
Cessna 180 Skywagon
Lockheed Model 5C Vega
Standard J-1
Laird ("Matty") LTR-14 Pesco Special
Wedell-Williams Model 44 (44 III)
Airplanes -- Registration and transfer
Air pilots

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