Aviation in Florida

Filled with gorgeous color paintings by artist William Trotter, this book offers the definitive history of aviation in Florida—from the open-cockpit bi-wing planes used by the barnstormers of the 1920s to the jumbo jets and space shuttles ...

Author: Kevin M McCarthy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561647439

Category: History

Page: 210

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Florida—land of perpetual sunshine, open spaces, and endless blue skies perfect for flying. Blimps, hot air balloons, bi-wings, jets, space shuttles-you name it: if you can fly it, you can fly it here, and many aviators have. From the launch of Amelia Earhart's final flight to the worlds first scheduled airplane flight, important events in aviation have taken place in Florida. Filled with gorgeous color paintings by artist William Trotter, this book offers the definitive history of aviation in Florida—from the open-cockpit bi-wing planes used by the barnstormers of the 1920s to the jumbo jets and space shuttles of today.
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Sunshine Skies

This book traces the history of over 70 small airlines that operated in Florida and Georgia from the 1910s through the 1990s.

Author: David Henderson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1440424748

Category: Transportation

Page: 262

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This book traces the history of over 70 small airlines that operated in Florida and Georgia from the 1910s through the 1990s. "Sunshine Skies: Historic Commuter Airlines of Florida and Georgia" offers the aviation enthusiast one of the most comprehensive glimpses of what was once one the most colorful and fascinating facets of the airline industry, the commuter. The book addresses in painstaking detail the carriers that transported passengers in some of the most classic, rare and historic aircraft to grace the skies of the Sunshine and Peach States during what was undeniably the independent commuter airline's Golden Age of the late 1960's to early 1980's. Sunshine Skies is complete with rare and invaluable photos of ramp, runway and in-flight operations. It also features exhaustive fleet listings, and hard to find timetable covers. Many airlines that have faded from memory and flown into extinction are here: PBA/Naples Airlines, Marco Island Airways, Shawnee Airlines, Mackey International, Air Florida, Air South, Florida Air Lines, Sun Airlines and over 70 others. "Sunshine Skies: Historic Commuter Airlines of Florida and Georgia" is a must for the serious airline afficianado and should be in the library of every airplane lover who ever stopped whatever they were doing to catch a glimpse of a PBA DC-3 lumbering across the Florida Everglades, or to watch a Martin 404 with its brilliant red, orange and yellow Air South cheat lines descend with its exagerated nose-down attitude during finals into Brunswick, Georgia.
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Wings in the Sun

Author: William C. Lazarus

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ISBN: LCCN:2006576318

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 310

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Sun n Fun

NON FICTION-GENERAL

Author: Geoff Jones

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: IND:30000055305936

Category: Aeronautical sports

Page: 128

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NON FICTION-GENERAL
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Aviation Regulatory Reform

We know that you are familiar with the problems in the aviation industry in Florida . You have held hearings in our own congressional district .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Aviation

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119578974

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 2252

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Wings over Florida

Floridas contribution to aviation history cannot be underestimated. Wings over Florida chronicles the story of flying in the Sunshine State, from the early pioneers in gliders and balloons, to the recent developments in the space program.

Author: Lynn M. Homan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439627013

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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Florida’s contribution to aviation history cannot be underestimated. Wings over Florida chronicles the story of flying in the “Sunshine State,” from the early pioneers in gliders and balloons, to the recent developments in the space program. The story of Florida in flight is even older than its statehood, with Colonel John Sherburne planning to use balloons as early as 1840 in the Second Seminole War. Not only was the first scheduled passenger airline (the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line) begun in Florida, but it is also home to the world’s oldest international airline. Many heroes and heroines of the air came from Florida. Even those who were not Floridians by birth spent time flying in the ideal conditions that Florida provided. Pioneers, such as Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Peter Sones, and Jacqueline Cochran, all took to the air over Florida.
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The Taxation of Aviation in Florida a Study Prepared for the Citizens Tax Committee

The purpose of this aviation taxation study is to report to the Citizen's Tax Committee of Florida on the status of aviation taxation in other states and the current taxes upon aviation within the state of Florida.

Author: William C. Lazarus

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:133466065

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 42

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The purpose of this aviation taxation study is to report to the Citizen's Tax Committee of Florida on the status of aviation taxation in other states and the current taxes upon aviation within the state of Florida. The results of this study is found in the Florida aviation plan, 1946.
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The Man in the Arena

Fly with Captain Tom Cooper on this most incredible roller coaster ride from a rural, Mayberry-ish community in the foot hills of North Carolina to the apex of the scheduled airline world.

Author: Thomas L. Cooper

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457563904

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 644

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Fly with Captain Tom Cooper on this most incredible roller coaster ride from a rural, Mayberry-ish community in the foot hills of North Carolina to the apex of the scheduled airline world. A superb story teller, Captain Cooper takes you on a breathtaking trip with intermediate stops in the jungles of South America, revolutions in the tropics, the “sometimes” exciting exploits of a scheduled airline pilot and finally lands you on the top floor, mahogany row, of the volatile airline community. Whether you are a professional or private pilot or just an “arm chair” adventurer, with his simple but vivid writing style, he escorts you through his 60 years of aviation experiences with page after page of a literary reality show that can only be narrated by someone who has actually lived it. Captain Cooper shares his experiences, the good times and the bad, the wins and the losses, with clarity and with a simple credo that to be a success one must, to paraphrase Teddy Roosevelt, be “in the arena” and experience failures along with any successes that might come your way without fear of criticism or admonition. And…….never, ever, let ‘em see you sweat!
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Florida s Aviation History

Aviation from the early attempts at flying to military uses of aviation during the world wars, from the Embry-Riddle story to the major commercial airlines of Florida today.

Author: Warren J. Brown

Publisher: Aero-Medical Consultants

ISBN: 0912522704

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 246

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Aviation from the early attempts at flying to military uses of aviation during the world wars, from the Embry-Riddle story to the major commercial airlines of Florida today.
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Florida Aviation System Plan 2035

The Florida Aviation System Plan (FASP) 2035 Update is a long-term strategic planning process designed to comprehensively assess all public-use airports in Florida to understand the relationships between these facilities and their unique ...

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ISBN: OCLC:1147943385

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 14

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The Florida Aviation System Plan (FASP) 2035 Update is a long-term strategic planning process designed to comprehensively assess all public-use airports in Florida to understand the relationships between these facilities and their unique users. This integrated study is designed to assess the ability of the existing system to achieve current and anticipated future demands. The Executive Summary provides an overview of the system planning process and highlights the key outcomes of the FASP 2035 Update. This brochure summarizes the key trends impacting aviation in Florida and presents an overview of existing and anticipated future conditions, including general aviation and based aircraft forecasts and the airport drive-time accessibility and demand/capacity analyses on a statewide and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District level.
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