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Fairchild's Golden Age


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By: Alan Abel


A young Sherman Fairchild quit college in 1917 to start a company to build aerial cameras. After 3 years, Fairchild built the first successful large, high-speed between-the-shutter camera that was a major breakthrough in aerial photographic technology. Having started an aerial photographic and mapping company, Fairchild found airplanes of the day not suitable for the photographic mission. Sherman Fairchild decided to build one himself.

During the design of the plane, Fairchild decided to build a multi-purpose plane suitable for other piloting needs and to market these airplanes to the public.

Fairchild Aviation Corporation was based in Farmingdale, New York. Fairchild moved to Hagerstown, Maryland in 1931.

Fairchild's Golden Age

Fairchild was the founder of Fairchild Aviation Corp. and Fairchild Aircraft Manufacturing Company. Through the years of manufacturing civilian and military aircraft, Fairchild would employ more than 50,000 men and women. The details are told within the pages of the book, Fairchild's Golden Age.

Fairchild's Golden Age is a book about Sherman Fairchild and his airplanes including: FC-1, FC-2, Fairchild 71, 21, 41, 42, Kreider-Reisner, 22, XC-31, 45, 91, 24, M-62 (PT-19, PT-23, PT-26), 46, C-82, C-119, T-31, C-123 and F-27.

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 era.

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.”


Fairchild's Golden Age book Includes 3-view scale drawings by Paul Matt. 145 pgs, 8.5” x 11”, softbound, 131 photos, several Paul Matt 3-view scale drawings & 3-view outlines.


Fairchild's Golden Age

ISBN Number: 978-1-891118-55-5

Item Number: 1275

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