Dornier Do X Over New York City, c. 1920s
The Dornier Do X was the largest and bulkiest flying boat at the time of its production in 1929. For other impressive views of this aircraft see the photos at Airliners.net or a scale model of the plane at Hobbylinc.com. Photo
Billy Bomar Hanging by His Hands, c. 1925
Typical of the air thrills at the time is Billy Bomar hanging by his hands from a strut of a New Standard over Manhattan. Photo from the collection of Frank Strnad.
‘The Aviators March’ By John Philip Sousa
Local resident John Philip Sousa, the "march king," composed "The Aviators March" in 1932 to celebrate the local citizen's role in an exciting new era of technology and hope fo the future. The sheet music was published by the Theodore Presser
Joseph Gaeta and Tommy Hitchcock, 1940
Pilot Joseph Gaeta (l.) gets instructions from Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. (r.), famous polo player at the Downtown Sky Port in New York City. Photo from the estate of Joseph J. Gaeta. "I was Tommy Hitchcock's personal pilot from 1921 to 1926.