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Capt. Geiger and early U.S. Marine Corps Aviation

8 February 2016

25° 48′ 57″ N / 80° 17′ 11″ W

The monument in Miami Springs FL honoring then Capt. Roy Geiger, USMC, on being the first commander of the Marine's first aviation unit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

The monument in Miami Springs FL honoring then Capt. Roy Geiger, USMC, on being the first commander of the Marine’s first aviation unit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Roy Geiger served in the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring with the rank of General. He was Marine Aviator #5 as Naval Aviator #49 and did much to develop early Marine aviation. He and his unit during and shortly after WW I are memorialized with this monument in Miami Springs FL.

Detail of the plaques honoring then Capt. Roy Geiger, USMC, on being the first commander of the Marine's first aviation unit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Detail of the plaques honoring then Capt. Roy Geiger, USMC, on being the first commander of the Marine’s first aviation unit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Three models made in the early 1900s

3 February 2016
Fokker F.IX model made in 1929

Fokker F.IX model made in 1929 from the Wolfsonian–FIU Mitchell Wolsonian Jr. Collection—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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Metalcraft Zeppelin Construction Set toy of the Graf Zeppelin made in 1928 from the Wolfsonian–FIU Mitchell Wolsonian Jr. Collection—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Graf Zeppelin D-LZ model made in 1937—The Wolfsonian–FIU Mitchell Wolsonian Jr. Collection

Graf Zeppelin D-LZ 127 model made in 1937 from the Wolfsonian–FIU Mitchell Wolsonian Jr. Collection—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

Ryan PT-22 Recruit

1 February 2016
 Ryan PT-22 Recruit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Ryan PT-22 Recruit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Left elevator detail of the Ryan PT-22 Recruit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Left elevator detail of the Ryan PT-22 Recruit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Patriotic stripes on this Ryan PT-22 Recruit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Patriotic stripes on this Ryan PT-22 Recruit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

 Ryan PT-22 Recruit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Ryan PT-22 Recruit—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Curtiss Condor on floats

27 January 2016
Curtiss Condor on floats—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

Curtiss Condor on floats—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

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Curtiss Condor on floats—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

Curtiss Condor on floats—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

Curtiss Condor on floats—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

Curtiss Condor

25 January 2016
Curtiss Condor—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

Curtiss Condor—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

Curtiss Condor, a military version—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

The AT-32E, Curtiss Condor military version—San Diego Air and Space Museum image archive

PBY-5A Super Cat revisit

22 January 2016

25° 38′ 58″ N / 80° 26′ 02″ W

Looking a bit weathered, the PBY-5A Super Cat—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Looking a bit weathered, the PBY-5A Super Cat—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

This is the heavily modified Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina version called the Super Cat—the description as well as other, including interior, photos can be seen here. It has been in repose outside the Wings Over Miami Air Museum for several years awaiting legal issues to be resolved. It is good to occasionally see her and walk around her in such intimate proximity, nonetheless.

The PBY-5A Super Cat (part of the modification is the vertical stabilizer of the PBY-6 and PBY-6A)—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

The PBY-5A Super Cat (part of the modification is the vertical stabilizer of the PBY-6 and PBY-6A)—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

PBY-5A Super Cat ahs a much cleaner look with the bow turret faired over—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

PBY-5A Super Cat has a much cleaner look with the bow turret faired over—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Nose gear well of this PBY-5A Super Cat—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Nose gear well of this PBY-5A Super Cat—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Aft starboard aspect of the PBY-5A Super Cat—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Aft starboard aspect of the PBY-5A Super Cat—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Stern view of the PBY-5A Super Cat's single step—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Stern view of the PBY-5A Super Cat’s single step of the hull as well as where the ventral gun position was located but is now faired over—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Aft port quarter aspect of the PBY-5A Super Cat—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Aft port quarter aspect of the PBY-5A Super Cat—Joseph May/Travel for Aircraft

Across the Coast—get this fine print now!

19 January 2016

 

Across the Coast

“Across the Coast” by Jeremy Whitehouse prints on offer by The People’s Mosquito

New print available – “Across the Coast” by Jeremy Whitehouse

TPM is pleased to offer a limited number of fine prints of this painting “Across the Coast” by the renowned artist Jeremy Whitehouse. Across the Coast shows a thrilling representation of three Mosquito FB Mk.VIs crossing the coast of England and is available for £20 (including p&p) from the TPM eBay Shop. Profits from sales will go towards The People’s Mosquito fund to restore a Mosquito to British skies as well as the people’s trust.

TPM gratefully thanks Andrew Lloyd who donated a limited number of these fine high-quality prints to The People’s Mosquito to further its fundraising efforts.

The People’s Mosquito—so that the public owns a flying Mosquito.

 

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