New Very Scarce Tri-Tiered Fletching 1939-1940 Wing
Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:31 AM
Posted 15 July 2015 - 08:54 AM
great info and pictures, guys!
that larger starburst pattern sure looks like AMCRAFT to me.
just super wings all around and super discussion.
Posted 15 July 2015 - 09:36 AM
is most certainly believed to be the wing maker who obtained the dies most likely prior to the war, especially with the snowflake or starburst back to the wing which is common to Amcraft if not exclusive in the wing manufacture arena.
Posted 14 January 2016 - 02:18 PM
This is the silver plated brass version of this most excellent Amcraft manufactured wing whose die is thought to be originated by the Orber Corporation. There were 2 versions of this wing, one with the pronounced V-shaped base and one with a flat base. I will be discussing both in more detail later, for now please enjoy this most exquisite and precise World War II instructor wing....
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Posted 15 January 2016 - 10:27 AM
Very Nice! The jeweler's craftsmanship with the red inlaid lettering was certainly professionally done!
I'm struggling to identify which Flight School this "PASA" Instructor's wing represent? Any Ideas? I'm assuming the last two letters (SA) in the word PASA, stands for "School of Aviation"? (Maybe Paul, Patrick or Cookieman might know?)
Posted 15 January 2016 - 11:24 AM
1. Fort Morgan Colorado as of 1995 Fort Morgan municipal Airport; 40 18 103 48 coordinates; the school of aviation during World War II was run by Plains Airways Inc. and it was a glider pilot school.
2. Parks airport in Illinois as of 1995 St. Louis Downtown (civilian pilot school); 38 34 15 090 11 coordinates; school of aviation World War II was run by Parks Air College Inc.
3. King city airport California as of 1995 Mesa Del Ray civil airport; 36 14 121 06 30 coordinates; school of aviation in World War II was run by Palo Alto Airport Inc.
4. This is probably the likeliest of 4; Fort Stockton Municipal Airport Texas; as of 1995 Fort Stockton Pecos County Civil Airport; 30 55 102 55; School of Aviation in World War II Was Run by Pacific Air Schools LTD.;
And there you go....
Posted 15 January 2016 - 01:06 PM
Guess I will weigh in with my 2-cents. After checking all my research sources, as well as on-line, I can find no aviation company that fits the letters PASA. My experience tells me all four letters stand for a specific school/company. The following thoughts may help to finally ID the wing,
P.....? A.....? School of Aeronautics
P.....? Aeronautics School of America
P.....? Aviation School of America
I'm reasonably certain the wing is from one of the hundreds of WW2 flying schools that provided pilot training for the CAA / CPT / WTS.
Posted 15 January 2016 - 01:20 PM
I think you can rule out Pacific Air Schools. I have a few year books and other stuff from this school and they don't seem to have used the PASA designation or wings.
The thing to come to mind first is that PASA means "come in" or "come over" in Spanish. Could be a south american airlines
BTW here is a good list of flight schools
I don't see anything that really fits PASA initials.
My suggestion it to look at airlines or trucking agencies, as they also used wings.
It is a great wing though.
Posted 15 January 2016 - 01:41 PM
The grouping came from an instructor at - King city airport California - Mesa Del Ray civil airport; 36 14 121 06 30 coordinates; School of Aviation in World War II Was Run by Palo Alto Airport Inc.
Posted 15 January 2016 - 01:42 PM
Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:00 PM
That's a very nice grouping Mike. Here's another WWII Contract Flight Instructor shoulder patch which may be associated with your wings...
Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:02 PM
And your illustrated Eagle Field patch might be associated with this Contract Flight Instructor patch...
Edited by rustywings, 15 January 2016 - 02:03 PM.
Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:04 PM
Posted 15 January 2016 - 02:09 PM
I will be looking at the progress of the creative design of this badge series as it moved into a similar flat base shield version of the wing. It is similar AT THE MACRO LEVEL, yet at a micro level, very different in its design presentation. I look forward to sharing what I have discovered with all of you, my most excellent community of brothers and sisters in World War I and World War II military wing badge collecting.
Thank you MGHCAL for making my efforts to track this wing pattern possible by allowing me to assess the various wing patterns that you have been so diligent as to retain for your exemplary collection. My compliments and respect my friend.
Posted 15 January 2016 - 03:37 PM
Great patches Russ. Here's an interesting website about Eagle Field in Dos Palos.
So are there any more guesses what the PASA actually means? Palo Alto ??
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