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Aviation in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma (Images of Aviation)

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Early balloonists, called aeronauts, traveled across Oklahoma from fair to festival to exhibit their feats of derring-do. Some parachuted from their balloons while others would slide down to the ground on cables attached to their balloons from heights upward to 1,000 feet. Soon after the Wright brothers proved the possibility of powered, controllable flight, local Oklahoma inventors were building their creations and hoping to be the first to be called pilot in the state. Once oil was discovered in the state, aviation literally took off. The early-day oil barons quickly seized on the utility of aviation. They could be the first on the scene in western Oklahoma or the Texas panhandle to sign a mineral lease or have a broken-down drilling rig back in action in short order by flying in the parts needed. From these humble beginnings sprang the aerospace industry that would carry Tulsa and northeast Oklahoma into the 21st century.

About the Author

Kim Jones is the curator and first employee of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium. He has written numerous articles about the role aviation has played in Tulsa's history. Jones has lectured on Tulsa aviation and aerospace throughout Oklahoma. He coauthored The Oklahoma Aviation Story.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738561639
Author:
Jones, Kim
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Tulsa (Okla.) History.
Subject:
Oklahoma History, Local.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Avi
Subject:
Ok
Subject:
Americana-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of Aviation
Series Volume:
IVA
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.40x.50 in. .83 lbs.

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