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Post, Wiley Hardeman, 1898-1935



  • Existence: 1898-11-22 - 1935-08-15

Wiley Hardeman Post was a famed American aviator during the interwar period and the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Also known for his work in high-altitude flying, Post helped develop one of the first pressure suits and discovered the jet stream.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Ledger Book 1, 1928-07-03 - 1930-07-12

 Item — Box: OVRSZ 4, item: 1
Identifier: 2006.012.airportstmaledgerbooks.1
Scope and Contents Handwritten records for July 1928-July 1930. Introductory note by acting manager C. W. Short [?] reads in part: “Tulsa Municipal Airport. Tulsa Okla. 1928. Threshold of New Era. National Air Tour arrived at the New Tulsa Municipal Airport July 3rd 1928. Twenty four planes in all, leaving July 5th at 9AM. The New Airport was dedicated on the afternoon of July 5th 1928 and the first airmail left this airport, leaving Tulsa at 6:30 PM July 5th. The airplane a Pitcairn piloted by Earl...
Dates: 1928-07-03 - 1930-07-12

Ledger Book 2, 1930-7-13 - 1931-07-15

 Item — Box: OVRSZ 4, item: 2
Identifier: 2006.012.airportstmaledgerbooks.2
Scope and Contents Hand written records for July 1930-July 1931. Introductory note by assistant manager William Barnwell reads in part: “2nd year of operation. Tulsa Municipal Airport enters into International Airport Competition. At the time this register is opened for entry the Tulsa Municipal Airport is at the height of the summer season 1930. Passenger records have been repeatedly broken by this airport and in June the port cleared 11,000 persons. Tulsa has overtopped the traffic in Europe….” (Wiley...
Dates: 1930-7-13 - 1931-07-15

Ledger Book 3, 1931-07-16 - 1934-05-17

 Item — Box: OVRSZ 4, item: 3
Identifier: 2006.012.airportstmaledgerbooks.3
Scope and Contents Records for July 1931-May 1934. (Charles A. Lindberg, p110; Wiley Post p42, 68, 72, 82, 94, 98; James Harold Doolittle p94).
Dates: 1931-07-16 - 1934-05-17

Tulsa Municipal Airport Ledger Book 2

 Digital Work
Identifier: 2006-012-airportstmaledgerbooks-2

Tulsa Municipal Airport Ledger Book 3

 Digital Work
Identifier: 2006-012-airportstmaledgerbooks-3