1926 - 1941. 5 Volumes 12mo. Imprinted cloth with clasp closures.
An unusual archive of one pilot's career from the Golden Age of Flight to the American entrance into the Second World War. Ensign Burdick joined the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Mechanic / Pilot in 1926. The following 15 years of his flying career are documented here in his Flight Log Books. Recounted are his notations of soloing, flying mail, machine deliveries, target towing, photographic, radio and armament training, torpedo recovery, crashes, cross-country flights, aircraft carrier take-off and landings and much more. Notations of machines flown include - N-9, NY-2, OL -6, OL-8, PS-3, PN-12, S-38, S-39, S-43, V-70 and many others. Flights in all areas of the U.S.A. are recorded as well as periods in Spain, Mexico, etc. Burdick also flew for the Sikorsky Corp. and many log pages bear their stamp. Also included with collection is Burdick's I.D. card w/ photo and Mechanic's license as well as a X-mas card from the Officers and Men at Floyd Bennett Field ( c. 1930 ). All in all, a fascinating and concise history.
Various mild rubbing and usual soiling to covers, 1 gathering of pages ( 5 leaves ) unsewn in Logbook #3. A Very Goodset.