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Houston Aviation (Images of Aviation) by The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

By The 1940 Air Terminal Museum

As Houston gradually grew within the early twentieth century, the industrial and civic elite fascinated with the community's commercial growth and fiscal prosperity. Aviation performed an important function in that aspiration. With the earliest birdmen of the skies supplying a tenet of the industrial power of flight, Houston-area policymakers solicited and welcomed army aviation, first at Ellington box and afterward Galveston Island. As early because the Nineteen Twenties, the burgeoning Houston strength learned the price and software of plane as company instruments. plane have been uniquely in a position to quick traversing the good distances that separated the oil fields from the facilities of trade and undefined, and their use made Houston an epicenter for contemporary enterprise aviation. among global battle I and global conflict II, the federal publish place of work sponsored the advance of business passenger carrier whereas town fathers supplied the mandatory infrastructure throughout the investment and institution of the Houston Municipal Airport. The triptych of commercial, advertisement, and armed forces aviation could come to outline Houston's aviation lineage.

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