Aviation History In Wyoming Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) The history of aviation begins in 1903 when the Wright Brothers take flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, "I like coach outlet yellow purse starting back that far because the reaction of people in Wyoming is total disbelief, or oh isn't that nice," said Mike Kassel, the Curator of Collections at the Old West Museum.
But Cheyenne also helped set the stage for modern aviation during the golden years between 1911 and 1947. "The first man to fly here was Harold Brinker coach outlet maryland famed race car driver in the local community, and I guess it was the only way to go faster and so he just decided that he would make his own plane from plans he got from the Curtis biplane company and actually flew it out of our arena at Cheyenne Frontier Days for the first time," said Kassel. In 1920 the aviation field became solidified here when Air Mail began and coach outlet factory online store rt 0 Cheyenne became one of the stopping points along the transcontinental airmail route. "From that point until the time that the Air Mail service concluded we were the headquarters of the Wyoming division of the United States Airmail Service," said Kassel. Years later, as the air mail service was wrapping up, Boeing Air Transport was flying onto the scene. "Bill Boeing who created the company founded a brand new airline here in Cheyenne that was headquartered here that was called Boeing Air Transport and he designed some of his first airliners to fly here in this division," said Kassel. When Boeing decided to break into the passenger service, he created one of the staples of air passenger coach shoes outlet online service. "And so it was here at Cheyenne that the company Boeing Air Transport decided to take a huge risk and invite women to become a part of the air cruise for the first time anywhere in history, anywhere else in the world," said Kassel. Eight young women arrived in May of 1930 to become the first stewardesses. "And that would be enough to seal the deal and make us famous." But then came a merger and a name, "United Airlines," said Kassel. Cheyenne became the place where United Airlines planes were maintained.
Stewardesses, pilots, meteorologists and ticket agents all were trained here. Soon after, the government came. "The United States Air Core needed a place where they could modify B 17 bombers to be the most advanced they could be," said Kassel.
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