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  • L-4J "Grasshopper"

    Piper L-4J "Grasshopper" S/N 45-4655 Crew:   One or two Engine:   One Continental A65 four-cylinder reciprocating; 65 hp Wingspan:   35 ft 3 in Length:   22 ft 3 in Height:   6 ft 8 in Weight:   empty: 680 lbs; gross: 1,220 lbs Speed:   max: 87 mph; cruise: 75 mph Range:   220 miles Service Ceiling:   11,500 ft Armament:   None Cost:   $2,600 The
  • Laura Ingalls

    Laura Houghtaling Ingalls (1901-1967) In October 1930 Laura Ingalls, flying in a DeHavilland Moth biplane, became the first woman to make a solo transcontinental flight across the United States. Ingalls took off from Roosevelt Field, New York, on October 5, made nine stops along the way, and landed in Glendale, California, on October 9. Her
  • Lieutenant Colonel Chase J. Nielson

    Chase J. Nielsen1917-2007 Lt. Col. Chase J. Nielsen was born January 14, 1917 in Hyrum, Utah. He attended Utah State University and graduated in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. In August 1939 Nielsen enlisted in the US Army Air Corps as a Flying Cadet. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant and became a rated navigator in
  • Lieutenant Colonel Paul A. Bloomquist

    Paul Bloomquist was born in Orem, Utah, in 1932. After graduating from the University of Utah, he joined the United States Army and learned to fly helicopters. Bloomquist subsequently flew medevac missions during assignments in various locations in the United States and South Korea, then went to Vietnam as a medevac pilot. During 21 months of daily
  • Lieutenant Commander William E. Hall, United States Naval Reserve

    William E. Hall was born in Storrs, Utah. After graduating from the Wasatch Academy and the University of Redlands in California, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from Utah in May 1938. He received his golden wings as a naval aviator and a commission as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserves in September 1939 and was assigned to Scouting Squadron 5
  • Lieutenant Wendell Van Twelves, United States Navy Reserve

    Wendell V. "Duz" Twelves, a native of Spanish Fork, Utah, flew F6F "Hellcats" aboard U.S.S. Essex with Fighting Squadron 15 (VF-15), the U.S. Navy's highest scoring fighter squadron in World War II. Lt. Twelves's personal score was 13 confirmed and one aircraft probably destroyed.Following college at BYU and Utah State, Lt. Twelves enlisted in
  • Lincoln Beachey

    Lincoln Beachey (1887-1915)Lincoln Beachey was perhaps the most famous and skilled stunt pilot of the pre-World War I era. As part of Thomas Baldwin's balloon troupe, Beachey helped build the dirigible California Arrow and made his first dirigible flight in 1905. Soon he owned his own dirigible and as a publicity stunt flew it around the Washington
  • Lindquist Art Gallery

    The Lindquist Art Gallery is located on the mezzanine on the west side of the Major General Rex A. Hadley Exhibit Gallery. It was made possible by a gift from John A. and Telitha E. Lindquist of Ogden. Mr. Lindquist has been generous to the museum with his time, funding, and leadership for 20 years. Mrs. Lindquist has been devoted to the arts in
  • Link AN-T-18 Trainer

    This pilot training device was patented by Edwin A. Link in 1931 and used extensively by the Army to train its fliers beginning in 1934. Mounted on a pedestal and connected to an adjacent instructor's console, the trainer allowed student pilots to "fly" by actually simulating the roll, pitch, and yaw of a real aircraft. It thereby taught them the
  • Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

    Lockheed F-104A-10-LO Starfighter S/N 56-0753 Crew: One Engine: One General Electric J79-GE-3A/3B turbojet; thrust: 9,600 lbs (14,800 lbs in afterburner) Wingspan: 21 ft 9 in Length: 54 ft 8 in Height: 13 ft 5 in Weight: empty: 13,184 lbs; max: 25,840 lbs Speed: max: 1,037 mph at 50,000 ft Range: normal: 730 miles; max: 1,400 miles (with drop