Arthur Sigvald Severson Memorial Hangar
My father was a pioneer of flight. Born Arthur Sigvald Severson on November 7, 1909 (within 6 years of the Wright Brothers historic powered flight -- Old Kunnel) in South Dakota he was truly a man of courage. At age 19 he bought his first aeroplane (a Curtis-Wright Pusher Plane), climbed into the cockpit and taught himself to fly on his father's ranch. He hunted coyotes for bounty in the Black Hills of South Dakota, did some "barnstorming", flew the first mail route from South Dakota to Oregon and, was an aeronautical instructor at Rankin Acadamy in Tulare, California serving in the Army-Air Corps. He later purchased the Albany Airport and taught civilians how to fly. My father loved the freedom of flight. . . . . . .the challenge of the unknown/uncharted piece of sky. . . . . And he talked about "flying by the seat of one's pants" and "wing walking" and most of all accomplishments. Although my father is forever in the sky that he loved so much I feel blessed knowing him. His legacy lives on by his wonderful example of courage. He used to say that one must set a goal and do it. It was a simple philosophy but great advice from my mentor, my dad. . . . .
Thoughts by: Barbara Jean Severson (daughter).
11:24 4/5/2002
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In 1939 Ing Secondo Campini managed to persuade Caproni, one of the most renowned Italian aircraft constructors, to build a prototype to test his idea of jet propulsion. An ordinary piston-engine was used to drive a three-stage variable-pitch fan, which blew air out of a variable-area propelling nozzle at the rear of a jet-pipe in which fuel could be burned to increase thrust. The idea was sound but uninspired, and the N.1 was a big, lumbering tail-dragger which could barely stagger off the ground when it was taken up for its first test flight by Mario de Bernardi on 28 August 1940. The Caproni-Campini had more success in the world newspapers because it seemed to fly sans propeller.
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  1. Bell AH-1 Cobra.
  2. Bell 214B Heavylifter.
  3. M*A*S*H Hospital Chopper?.
  4. Sikorsky HH-53 Jolly Green Giant.
  5. Westland Mark 3 Sea King Mk3.

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  2. Northrop P-61 Black Widow.
  3. Republic P-47 Thunderbolt.
  4. Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina.
  5. Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.
  6. Douglas C-47 Skytrain.
  7. Westland Sea King Mk3 Helicopter.
  8. North American F-86 Sabre.
  9. North American X-15 Rocketship.
  10. North American B-70 Valkerie.
  11. Curtiss F9C-2 Sparrowhawk.
  12. Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
  13. Republic F-105 Thunderchief.
  14. Grumman F-14 Tomcat.
  15. Northrop T-38 Talon.
  16. Rockwell/North american B-1 Lancer.
  17. Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon.
  18. Convair F-106 Delta Dart.
  19. Sikorsky HH-53 Jolly Green Giant.
  20. Mcdonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom.
  21. North American P-51 Mustang.
  22. Mitsubishi A6M Zero.
  23. Fokker D.VII Biplane.
  24. Grumman J4F-1 Widgeon.
  25. Hawker Hurricane MkIIa.
  26. Boeing P-12e.
  27. >Avro Lancaster Mark I.
  28. Beech UC-43 Traveler.
  29. the Real M*A*S*H Hospital Chopper?.
  30. Sopwith F-1 Camel.
  31. Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk.
  32. Lockheed P-38 Lightning.
  33. Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
  34. Consolidated B-24 Liberator.
  35. Bell 214B Heavylifter.
  36. Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
  37. Boeing P-26 Peashooter.
  38. Supermarine Spitfire.
  39. North American B-25 Mitchell.
  40. Boeing B-47 Stratojet.
  41. Convair B-36 Peacemaker.
  42. Boeing 247D Transport.
  43. Boeing F4B-4 Fabled 4.
  44. Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde.
  45. Convair F-102 Delta Dagger.
  46. Douglas A-4 Skyhawk.
  47. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle.
  48. Martin B-26 Marauder.
  49. Curtiss P-40 Warhawk.
  50. North American F-100 Super Sabre.
  51. McDonnell F-101 Voodoo.
  52. Ford Tri-motor Tin Goose.
  53. North American F-82 Twin Mustang.
  54. Bell AH-1 Cobra.
  55. Fairchild PT-19A Cornell.
  56. Grumman F7F Tigercat.
  57. Douglas AD-6 Skyraider.
  58. Curtiss SB2C Helldiver.
  59. North American AT-6 Texan.
  60. Lockheed C-121 Constellation.
  61. DeHavilland DH-98 Mosquito
  62. Antonov 225
  63. Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
  64. Northrop B-2 Spirit.
  65. Heinkel He 111
  66. Vought F4U Corsair.
  67. Grumman F4F Wildcat.
  68. Martin PBM Mariner.
  69. Douglas SBD Dauntless.
  70. Lockheed A-28 Hudson.
  71. Convair B-58 Hustler.
  72. Bell P-39 Airacobra.
  73. Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.
  74. Douglas C-54 Skymaster.

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