Aviation Insignia of the United States of America: An Encyclopdia of Wings and Insignia of Pilots and Crews of United States Aircraft: 12th Edition Hardback


Aviation Insignia of the United States of America is a comprehensive guide to the insignia of badges and wings of aircrews of American aviation. The guide has wings from over 1000 airlines, fixed operators, and other agencies. This edition has over 1100 airlines and agencies with over 4000 wings in color are shown representing almost every airline in the US. A brief overview of various government agencies and US Military wings is also provided. Badges for aviation started in 1913 when the US Army issued the first badge to its pilots. Only about 3 dozen were made as they believed that would be enough forever. WWI found nations committing large air armies and the pilots coming home continued to fly and soon airlines came into being. The fledglings got a big push by from the Post Office to provide faster mail delivery and the US Air Mail wing was worn by many commercial pilots. Airlines have come and gone, merged and thousands of flights happen every day. All the pilots and crews proudly wear their wings, so it fitting to provide a reference for most of them. Making this the most complete book ever issued on this type of insignia and the only reference of its kind for the collector or those interested in aviation. Now in its 12th edition expanded with more wings and badges and is up to date. In this edition we have expanded with a list of all Airlines in being today and those that no longer exist.

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434 Pages

ISBN 979-8398389227

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