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Here are a couple more.

 

First, a gilt wing that is no where near as nice as Russ' stuff, but still one that I think was likely used as an instructor wing.

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Also, this one. I think this is an instructor wing for Hawthorne School of Aviation. I has been discussed on another thread.

 

It is clutch back without any hallmark.

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This is a grouping to I. H. Lobel, who was a TWO-flight school instructor. First, I have him at Pacific Air School. Then after that, he went to Hancock Field and was an instructor there.

 

First, his name tag, wings and a Hancock Field collar device.

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Final, Mr. Lobel's Paciic Air School patches. On his original leather jacket, you can see where he was wearing the large patch. The patch itself is almost a kind of canvas material. I have an original PAS year book with Lobel's photo and you can see him wearing this patch. the small shoulder patch (I have 2 or 3 from the grouping) are actually more ore less common. But the large jacket patch is rather rare, I believe.

 

Patrick

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Also, this one. I think this is an instructor wing for Hawthorne School of Aviation. I has been discussed on another thread.

 

It is clutch back without any hallmark.

 

Vintage WWII Contract Flight Instructor wings and insignia! Patrick, thank you for sharing some of your terrific collection with us.

 

Here's the shoulder patch to go along with your Hawthorne Flight Instructor's wing...

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Patrick,

Regarding your Flight Instructor grouping from Hancock College Of Aeronautics, you might be interested in these couple of paragraphs copied from the book "Two Hundred Thousand Flyers" describing the owner of the school. Captain Allan Hancock had keen preception about producing quality pilots for the Army Air Corps, even before the War started.

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Here's the Hancock College Of Aeronautics Flight Instructor's patch. (Note the CAA eagle head incorporated into the patch).

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Again from the book "Two Hundred Thousand Flyers", here's a couple of paragraphs describing Pacific Air School.

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Here's a cropped down studio portrait of an unknown Contract Flight Instructor wearing a double-breasted uniform with standard CAA "eagle" wings and cap piece.

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Several Contract Flight Schools included the CAA eagle-style cap piece design in their shoulder patches. The 63rd FTD (Flight Training Detachment) was owned and operated by the Raymond-Richardson Aviation Company. The other patch represents Southeastern Air Service, AAFCPS (Army Air Forces Contract Pilot School).

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CAA Contract Flight School patches for Lodwick Aviation Military Academy, near Avon Park, Florida...and Lodwick School Of Aeronautics, near Lakeland, Florida.

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Patches worn by Contract Flight Instructors at Rankin Aeronautical, near Tulare, California.

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Small wings for "AU" (Air University). I know nothing about this flight school. Can anyone help with additional info?

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Corresponding "Instructors" patch for Air University. I believe the initials "AAFTD" stand for Army Air Forces Training Detachment.

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Hey Russ,

 

Love those patches. Russ and I actually became acquainted with each other's interest in instructor and flight school collectables because we were always bidding against each other on ebay. For awhile there, Russ was rather vexing in my collecting efforts ;) on ebay. heh.

 

Here is one that I don't know anything about. I suspect is is for a flight school (the "FS" part) but have no clue as to which one. The wing itself is rather light and delicate, with what may very well be post war clutch back pins. Still, I like it for its very nice pattern.

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