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Cessna's Golden Age

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By: Alan Abel, Drina Welch Abel & Paul Matt

Cessna's Golden Age is included in The Golden Age of Aviation Series.

Cessna's Golden Age book looks at Clyde Cessna and nephew Dwane Wallace, longtime Cessna President, and the Cessna Aircraft Company from the early 1900s, through the years of the Depression and WWII.

Includes biographical information and details the people, facilities and manufacturing operations in Enid, Oklahoma, then on to Wichita, Kansas, during the Golden Age of Aviation.

Emphasis In Cessna's Golden Age book is given to Cessna Primary Gliders, Cessna Airmasters, Cessna T-50 Bobcats, Waco CG-4A Gliders (Cessna-built), and Cessna 120 and 140 airplanes, although other models are also included.

There is a factory tour of the Cessna plant included in the book.

The Golden Age of Aviation Series highlights a number of aircraft manufacturers during the 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s & 1940s. The series presents an historical look at Aviation’s Golden Years through detailed text, numerous photos, internationally acclaimed 3-view airplane scale drawings, archival materials and original magazine ads of the Golden Age of Aviation.

Cessna's Golden Age

BOOK REVIEWS for The Golden Age of Aviation Series:

Smithsonian's Air & Space: "Archival photos and technical drawings abound."

American Aviation Historical Society: "...details the people, facilities and manufacturing operations."

EAA's Sport Aviation: "...progressively tells the events and details of these aircraft."

Skyways: "a jewel…. extraordinary…. marvelous…. 3-views augment excellent photos and text.”

General Aviation News: "...books ARE A MUST FOR AVIATION BUFFS."

Historic Aviation: “….with rich narrative and colorful histories.”

Cessna’s Golden Age

Book Contents











Clyde V. Cessna



Cessna Primary Gliders



Cessna Airmasters



Cessna T-50 Bobcat



Tour Through the Cessna Plant



Waco CG-4A Glider



Cessna 120 and 140


Cessna's Golden Age book: 100 pages, 8.5”x11”, softbound, detailed and meaty text, 180 photos, many factory photos, 10 pages of beautiful, internationally acclaimed 3-view drawings by Paul Matt.

Cessna's Golden Age

ISBN Number: 1-891118-37-4

Item Number: 112

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