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Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

 Organization

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-222
Overview: Formed in 1939 to protect the interests of general aviation pilots and private aircraft owners, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) grew to be the world's largest civil aviation organization during the twentieth century. The photograph collection largely comprises images of private planes, helicopters, and parts from various manufacturers who supplied the images for use in AOPA publications. AOPA activities, military aircraft, and experimental aircraft are also represented.
Dates: 1903-1999

Richard C. du Pont and Summit Aviation scrapbooks and photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-211
Abstract: Richard C. du Pont (1911-1943) was an aviator and businessman. In 1938, he purchaseds stock of an inactive company called All American Aviation, Inc. and became PresidentThis collection encompasses the time of Richard C. du Pont's marriage to his death, with a particular focus on his work with gliders. The establishment and growth of Summit Aviation, his son's private air transportation company, is heavily documented from the early 1960s onward. The majority of the collection consists of newspaper clippings and photographs.
Dates: 1930-2002

Richard C. du Pont miscellany

 Collection
Identifier: 2571
Abstract: This collection includes materials related to Richard C. du Pont (1911-1943), pioneer in early aircraft and gliders and includes news clippings, official governmental documents related to his work as well as the logbook of his yacht, Nahma.
Dates: 1932-1997