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Book Description Flying Books International, Eagan, MN, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Flying Books International, Eagan, MN. 1992. Hardcover. Edition Unknown. Book is tight, square, and unmarked. Book is new in cellophane wrapping. Book Condition: New. DJ: New. Blue faux-leather boards and spine with title stamped in gilt on spine. 92 pp 4vo. Beech Aircraft Company was founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1932 by Walter Beech and his wife Olive Ann Beech. The company began operations in an idle Cessna factory and with designer Ted Wells, they developed the first aircraft under the Beechcraft name, the classic Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing, which first flew in November 1932. Beech later became President of the Curtiss-Wright's airplane division and VP of sales, but became dissatisfied with being so far removed from aircraft production and quit to form Beechcraft, using the original Travel Air facilities and employing many of the same people. In 1942 Beech won its first Army-Navy "E" Award production award and became one of the elite five percent of war contracting firms in the country to win five straight awards for production efficiency, mostly for the production of the Beechcraft Model 18 which remains in widespread use worldwide. After the war, the Staggerwing was replaced by the revolutionary Beechcraft Bonanza with a distinctive V-tail. Perhaps the best known Beech aircraft, the single-engined Bonanza has been manufactured in various models since 1947. Other important Beech aircraft are the King Air/Super King Air line of twin-engined turboprops, the Baron, a twin-engined variant of the Bonanza, and the Beechcraft Model 18, originally a business transport and commuter airliner from the late 1930s through the 1960s, which remains in active service as a cargo transport. In 1950, Olive Ann Beech was installed as president and CEO of the company, after the sudden death of her husband from a heart attack on 29 November of that year. She continued as CEO until Beech was purchased by Raytheon Company on 8 February 1980. A new book in factory cellophane. Seller Inventory # 003752
Book Description Flying Books, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110911139117
Book Description Flying Books, 1992. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0911139117