Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 19, 1963 · Page 19
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 19

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 19, 1963
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1963 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE NINETEEN This Air Show Is a Big One First Time in the Area The most spectacular show to hit the Telegraph area since Lewis and Clark assembled a crew here is one way to describe the air show at Civic Memorial Airport Sunday, starting 10 a.m. There will be flying things, diving things, and gliding things, according to the Missouri National Guard which is bringing in the spectacle to celebrate its 40th anniversary. This side of the river was selected for the show because St. Louis-Lambert Field is too crowded FROM ZtoA- OK A dramatic picture of aviation's progress is shown as Billy Parker, by. The old and the new will be exhibited repeatedly at the show, pioneer aviator, flies his 1912 pusher plane while a Sabre Jet whistles Forty years of progress will be detailed in one afternoon. Lt/CKY LIIVDY When Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic, he look- be on display at the show. It is a duplicate of the plane ed like picture above. A flying replica of his plane will that carried the Lone Eagle across the Atlantic. PUSHER AIR NATIONAL GUARD PLANE MAIL PLANE Nick Bezich with his 1928 plane Louis. This repeats the first air mail The 1914 nusher is powered by a ed engine. Ailerons are between the A Super-sabre jet, F-100, official ship of these planes will fly over the field Nick Rezich with his 1928 plane Louis. This repeats the rtiss 0X5, 90 horsepower, water-cool- wings. That's the gas tank on top. of the Air National Guard. A formation Sunday. which he will fly from Chicago to St. route between the cities. Curtiss X-15 The X-15, right, has flown at speeds in excess of 4,000 miles per hour and can attain an altitude of nearly 50 miles. It is used to obtain research information. JENNY The Curtis JN-4, left, probably the most famous airplane ever built, will be present at the air show. This is the type used on mail routes, barnstorming and first passenger flying.

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