The propeller shop at Randolph Field was a busy place in the 1930s…

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One would be forgiven when seeing these photos for laughing at what appears to be multiple views of one pilot’s misfortune. Unfortunately (for the taxpayer, that is) these are different aircraft on (I assume) different days. Same plane – the BT-14 – and, same place – Randolph Field. The invention of the tricycle landing gear was a welcome addition to the world of flying, especially for those who were just getting started.

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  1. https://texasarchive.org/2015_00578

    Flying Cadets of the US Army Air Corps (1940)

    Produced by the Material Division of the US Army Air Corps (now known as the US Air Force), this 1940 educational film goes over the process of becoming an officer in the Air Corps, from acceptance to graduation. First comes basic flight training, as cadets take their initial solo flights. Next the trainees move to Randolph Field (now known as Randolph Air Force Base) near San Antonio for secondary training. Here, they learn advanced flight skills such as acrobatics as well as attend ground school. Lastly, the cadets travel to Kelly Field, also in San Antonio, for the final stage of their training, such as cross-country and formation flying. After completing the nearly 30-week program, the cadets receive their wings and become officers.

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