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Registration / Serial:NX912
Aircraft Original Type:International F-18 Air Coach
Aircraft Generic Type:International F-18 Air Coach
Aircraft Version:International F-18 Air Coach
C/n (msn):11
Aircraft Name:Miss Hollydale
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 13 August 1927
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A ruthless scam! Although the International F-18, or F-17W, could carry up to six people, this machine was ill-prepared for a flight to Hawaii. It was entered for the Dole Air Race by stunt pilot and actor Frank Clarke who apparently acted that he was going to take part while owner Parkford and aircraft broker Charlie Babb tried to sell the aeroplane, in the words of writer Alan Herr, 'to some desparate aviator in search of fame and fortune.' It was certainly offered for sale to Charles Kingsford Smith who was stunned. Miss Hollydale was either disqualified or withdrawn and Clarke and Babb left Oakland on 13 August. Photo from: California State Library
Registration / Serial:NX912
Aircraft Version:International F-18 Air Coach
C/n (msn):11
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 13 August 1927
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Registration / Serial:NX912
Aircraft Original Type:International F-18 Air Coach
Aircraft Generic Type:International F-18 Air Coach
Aircraft Version:International F-18 Air Coach
C/n (msn):11
Aircraft Name:Miss Hollydale
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 13 August 1927
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
Photo ID:365856Submit Correction
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A ruthless scam! Although the International F-18, or F-17W, could carry up to six people, this machine was ill-prepared for a flight to Hawaii. It was entered for the Dole Air Race by stunt pilot and actor Frank Clarke who apparently acted that he was going to take part while owner Parkford and aircraft broker Charlie Babb tried to sell the aeroplane, in the words of writer Alan Herr, 'to some desparate aviator in search of fame and fortune.' It was certainly offered for sale to Charles Kingsford Smith who was stunned. Miss Hollydale was either disqualified or withdrawn and Clarke and Babb left Oakland on 13 August. Photo from: California State Library
Registration / Serial:NX912
Aircraft Version:International F-18 Air Coach
C/n (msn):11
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 13 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:11 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Photo ID:365651Submit Correction
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Apparently inspired by Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis in name and design, the Dallas Spirit built by the Swallow company of Wichita was to compete in the Dole Air Race to Hawaii and then to continue to win a $25,000 prize for a Dallas - Hong Kong flight, as mentioned on the nose. After take-off from Oakland the crew, Erwin and Eichwaldt, returned with a technical issue. They took off again on 18 August, promising to look for the missing aircraft Golden Eagle and Miss Doran en route to Hong Kong. However, they crashed into the ocean themselves and perished. The second aircraft is the NAS Air King NX3070. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX941
Aircraft Version:Swallow Monoplane
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:11 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:11 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Apparently inspired by Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis in name and design, the Dallas Spirit built by the Swallow company of Wichita was to compete in the Dole Air Race to Hawaii and then to continue to win a $25,000 prize for a Dallas - Hong Kong flight, as mentioned on the nose. After take-off from Oakland the crew, Erwin and Eichwaldt, returned with a technical issue. They took off again on 18 August, promising to look for the missing aircraft Golden Eagle and Miss Doran en route to Hong Kong. However, they crashed into the ocean themselves and perished. The second aircraft is the NAS Air King NX3070. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX941
Aircraft Version:Swallow Monoplane
C/n (msn):
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:11 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:7 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Photo ID:365618Submit Correction
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El Encanto and NX914 Aloha before the start of the Dole Air Race. What became OAK airport received a 2140 m (7020 ft) runway for the event and the pilots preferred it over Mills Field (SFO). However, several planes crashed on take-off, including El Encanto. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX5074
Aircraft Version:Goddard Special
C/n (msn):1
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:7 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:7 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Photo ID:365618Submit Correction
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El Encanto and NX914 Aloha before the start of the Dole Air Race. What became OAK airport received a 2140 m (7020 ft) runway for the event and the pilots preferred it over Mills Field (SFO). However, several planes crashed on take-off, including El Encanto. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX5074
Aircraft Version:Goddard Special
C/n (msn):1
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:7 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Registration / Serial:NX3070
Aircraft Original Type:NAS Air King 1927
Aircraft Generic Type:NAS Air King 1927
Aircraft Version:NAS Air King 1927
C/n (msn):1-X SUB
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:7 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Photo ID:365482Submit Correction
View count: 143
Would you fancy a flight to Hawaii - in this? Pilot Parkhurst and navigator Lowes were happy to be disqualified from the Dole Air Race due to insufficient fuel capacity, as their flight from Illinois had not gone well. The National Airways System company from Lomax, Illinois, built and sponsored this biplane which looks stubbier than either the Air King 1926 model, with two pairs of seats side by side in two cockpits, or the three-seat 1928 model. The lower wing had a longer span than the upper wing. The name City of Peoria was not worn. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX3070
Aircraft Version:NAS Air King 1927
C/n (msn):1-X SUB
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:7 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Registration / Serial:NX3070
Aircraft Original Type:NAS Air King 1927
Aircraft Generic Type:NAS Air King 1927
Aircraft Version:NAS Air King 1927
C/n (msn):1-X SUB
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:7 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Photo ID:365482Submit Correction
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Would you fancy a flight to Hawaii - in this? Pilot Parkhurst and navigator Lowes were happy to be disqualified from the Dole Air Race due to insufficient fuel capacity, as their flight from Illinois had not gone well. The National Airways System company from Lomax, Illinois, built and sponsored this biplane which looks stubbier than either the Air King 1926 model, with two pairs of seats side by side in two cockpits, or the three-seat 1928 model. The lower wing had a longer span than the upper wing. The name City of Peoria was not worn. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX3070
Aircraft Version:NAS Air King 1927
C/n (msn):1-X SUB
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:7 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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Photo ID:365433Submit Correction
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The very first Lockheed (rather than Loughead) aircraft, the Vega prototype, was bought by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and took off in the Dole Air Race to Hawaii one month after its first flight. It was clearly the most advanced plane in the race but vanished in the Pacific with pilot John Frost and navigator Gordon Scott. NX913 was painted orange and its name Golden Eagle was not worn. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX913
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 1 Vega
C/n (msn):1
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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Photo ID:365433Submit Correction
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The very first Lockheed (rather than Loughead) aircraft, the Vega prototype, was bought by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst and took off in the Dole Air Race to Hawaii one month after its first flight. It was clearly the most advanced plane in the race but vanished in the Pacific with pilot John Frost and navigator Gordon Scott. NX913 was painted orange and its name Golden Eagle was not worn. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX913
Aircraft Version:Lockheed 1 Vega
C/n (msn):1
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:15 August 1927
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Photo ID:365156Submit Correction
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Painted yellow and red with a Hawaiian garland, Aloha was the second and last finisher in the Dole Air Race. Navigator Paul Schluter, a seaman, did a great dead-reckoning job but only got $25 of the $10,000 second prize. Pilot Martin Jensen had hired him through a classified newspaper ad and did warn Schluter that he needed any prize money to pay off his debts. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX914
Aircraft Version:Breese 5
C/n (msn):3
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 August 1927
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:15 August 1927
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Photo ID:365156Submit Correction
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Painted yellow and red with a Hawaiian garland, Aloha was the second and last finisher in the Dole Air Race. Navigator Paul Schluter, a seaman, did a great dead-reckoning job but only got $25 of the $10,000 second prize. Pilot Martin Jensen had hired him through a classified newspaper ad and did warn Schluter that he needed any prize money to pay off his debts. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX914
Aircraft Version:Breese 5
C/n (msn):3
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 August 1927
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Registration / Serial:NX869
Aircraft Original Type:Travel Air 5000
Aircraft Generic Type:Travel Air 5000
Aircraft Version:Travel Air 5000 Special
C/n (msn):1000
Aircraft Name:Woolaroc
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:7 August 1928 to 16 August 1928
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Photo ID:364969Submit Correction
View count: 100
Compass calibration for Woolaroc, the eventual winner of the Dole Air Race. Pilot Art Goebel and navigator William Davis took 26 hours to reach Honolulu. Woolaroc - woods, lake, rock - is the name of the Oklahoma ranch of Frank Phillips, of Phillips Petroleum, who owned the aircraft. It is preserved on the ranch since 1929. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX869
Aircraft Version:Travel Air 5000 Special
C/n (msn):1000
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:7 August 1928 to 16 August 1928
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Registration / Serial:NX869
Aircraft Original Type:Travel Air 5000
Aircraft Generic Type:Travel Air 5000
Aircraft Version:Travel Air 5000 Special
C/n (msn):1000
Aircraft Name:Woolaroc
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:7 August 1928 to 16 August 1928
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Photo ID:364969Submit Correction
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Compass calibration for Woolaroc, the eventual winner of the Dole Air Race. Pilot Art Goebel and navigator William Davis took 26 hours to reach Honolulu. Woolaroc - woods, lake, rock - is the name of the Oklahoma ranch of Frank Phillips, of Phillips Petroleum, who owned the aircraft. It is preserved on the ranch since 1929. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX869
Aircraft Version:Travel Air 5000 Special
C/n (msn):1000
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:7 August 1928 to 16 August 1928
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Photo ID:364395Submit Correction
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The Breese Model 5 was designed for the Dole Air Race. This machine was flown solo by Maj Livingston Irving, who served with the 103rd Aero Squadron in France in 1918 - note the unit's Indian head insignia. Irving crashed the heavy-loaded aircraft on his second take-off attempt. Sister aircraft NX914 Aloha was one of only two planes to reach Hawaii. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX646
Aircraft Version:Breese 5
C/n (msn):1
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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Photo ID:364395Submit Correction
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The Breese Model 5 was designed for the Dole Air Race. This machine was flown solo by Maj Livingston Irving, who served with the 103rd Aero Squadron in France in 1918 - note the unit's Indian head insignia. Irving crashed the heavy-loaded aircraft on his second take-off attempt. Sister aircraft NX914 Aloha was one of only two planes to reach Hawaii. Photo from: San Diego Air & Space Museum
Registration / Serial:NX646
Aircraft Version:Breese 5
C/n (msn):1
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:5 August 1927 to 16 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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Photo ID:364108Submit Correction
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The Travel Air 5000 was designed as a small airliner. Ernest Smith succeeded in flying the prototype from Oakland to Hawaii in July 1927, despite crashing into a thorn tree on arrival. One month later the Travel Air 5000 Special, NX869 Woolaroc, won the disastrous Dole Air Race over the same route. Seen here just before take-off, sister aircraft Oklahoma was not successful - pilot Bennett Griffin aborted the race with a technical problem and returned to Oakland. Apparently several participants had their registration numbers removed - does anyone know why? Photo from: California State Library
Registration / Serial:NX911
Aircraft Version:Travel Air 5000 Special
C/n (msn):200
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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The Travel Air 5000 was designed as a small airliner. Ernest Smith succeeded in flying the prototype from Oakland to Hawaii in July 1927, despite crashing into a thorn tree on arrival. One month later the Travel Air 5000 Special, NX869 Woolaroc, won the disastrous Dole Air Race over the same route. Seen here just before take-off, sister aircraft Oklahoma was not successful - pilot Bennett Griffin aborted the race with a technical problem and returned to Oakland. Apparently several participants had their registration numbers removed - does anyone know why? Photo from: California State Library
Registration / Serial:NX911
Aircraft Version:Travel Air 5000 Special
C/n (msn):200
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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Photo ID:363780Submit Correction
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Only two aircraft made it from California to Hawaii in the tragic Dole Air Race. Seven crashed before or during the race. Miss Doran disappeared in the Pacific without trace, carrying pilot Augy Pedlar, navigator Vilas Knope and the brave passenger, Mildred Doran. There was no radio on board. The name Miss Doran was worn frontally. Photo from: California State Library
Registration / Serial:NX2915
Alternate Registration:2915
Aircraft Version:Buhl CA-5 Airsedan
C/n (msn):10
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:16 August 1927
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Dole Air Race 1927
Photo Date:16 August 1927
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Only two aircraft made it from California to Hawaii in the tragic Dole Air Race. Seven crashed before or during the race. Miss Doran disappeared in the Pacific without trace, carrying pilot Augy Pedlar, navigator Vilas Knope and the brave passenger, Mildred Doran. There was no radio on board. The name Miss Doran was worn frontally. Photo from: California State Library
Registration / Serial:NX2915
Alternate Registration:2915
Aircraft Version:Buhl CA-5 Airsedan
C/n (msn):10
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:16 August 1927
Photo from:AirHistory.net Photo Archive