AOL Web Search

  1. About 3,300,000 search results
  1. Web results:
  2. Walter Beech - Wikipedia

    Walter Herschel Beech (January 30, 1891 – November 29, 1950) was an American aviator and early aviation entrepreneur who co-founded the Beech Aircraft Company (now called Beechcraft) in 1932 with his wife, Olive Ann Beech, and a team of three others. Biography. He was born in Pulaski, Tennessee on January 30, 1891. Beech started flying in ...

  3. Walter H. Beech - Kansapedia - Kansas Historical Society

    Walter H. Beech. Aviator, airplane manufacturer. Born: January 30, 1891, near Pulaski, Tennessee. Married: Olive Ann Mellor, 1930. Died: November 29, 1950, Wichita, Kansas. Walter Beech, among others, is regarded as a founder of the aircraft industry in Wichita.

  4. Olive Ann and Walter H. Beech: - Wichita State University

    Walter Beech came to Wichita, Kansas in 1921 to work for the E. M. Laird Company, producer of the Laird Swallow, a three-place, tandem, open-cockpit biplane. In attempting to demonstrate the reliability of the company's product and thereby increase sales, Beech won numerous air races.

  5. The Walter H. Beech Page of the Davis-Monthan Airfield ...

    Walter Herschel Beech was founder, president and board chairman of the Beech Aircraft Company. He was born on January 30, 1891 in Pulaski, TN. Beech landed at Tucson, arriving from Alamagordo, NM, on the morning of September 8, 1928. He carried Owen Harned as passenger in Travel Air NC4765.

  6. Walter Beech - Yanks Air Museum

    Walter Beech (1891-1950) was an aviator and aircraft manufacturer. In 1932, after serving as a pilot in the U.S. Army, working as a test pilot and organizing his first company, Travel Air, he founded the Beech Aircraft Company, which incorporated in 1936. Beech produced the “Rolls Royce” of aircraft, the UC-43 Staggerwing, a superb aircraft ...

  7. Walter Beech | Kansas Profile

    Walter Beech came from a farm in Tennessee. He built a glider at the age of 14 and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War I. In 1921, he came to work for an airplane company in Wichita. Four years later he joined Lloyd Stearman and Cessna to form Travel Air Manufacturing Company. Here he met a woman named Olive Ann Mellor.

  8. Walter Beech | National Aviation Hall of Fame

    Walter Beech Formed the Travel Air Manufacturing Company in 1924 where it’s biplane won the Ford Reliability Tour in 1925 and 1926 . He and navigator Brice Goldsborough demonstrated the practicability of “blind flight” in their instrumented Beech Travel Air “Special” biplane during the 1926 Ford Reliability Tour.

  9. Olive Ann Beech - Wikipedia

    Olive Ann Beech (September 25, 1903 – July 6, 1993) was an American aerospace businesswoman who was the co-founder, president, and chairwoman of the Beech Aircraft Corporation. She founded the company in 1932 with her husband, Walter Beech, and a team of three others.

  10. 'Flying Sergeants' helped forge Air Force legacy

    Walter Beech, co-founder of Beech Aircraft Corporation, was one of the early enlisted pilots who achieved notoriety. He was a World War I pilot and became a member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame. Bob Hoover, a World War II pilot, is also listed in the Aviation Hall of Fame and is considered one of the great test pilots of all time.

  11. Walter Herschel Beech. Birth. 30 Jan 1891. Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, USA. Death. 29 Nov 1950 (aged 59) Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA. Burial. Old Mission Mausoleum.