“THE GOLDEN AGE OF AVIATION SERIES takes a look at the respective airplane manufacturer from start-up (and before) through the struggling years of the Great Depression through the end of World War II and beyond to the postwar boom/bust. This series is a compilation featuring the combined research and writings of Drina Welch Abel, Alan Abel, and the late Paul Matt. The 3-view scale drawings used in our Golden Age books have been reviewed, acclaimed and praised by the aviation press in every continent of the world! CESSNA’s GOLDEN AGE takes a look at Clyde Cessna and nephew Dwane Wallace, longtime Cessna President, and the Cessna Aircraft Company from the early 1900s, through the struggling years of the Great Depression, through World War II to the post-war years.
It includes Cessna’s biographical information and details the people, facilities and manufacturing operations of Cessna during the Golden Years. Emphasis is given to Cessna Primary Gliders, Cessna Airmasters, Cessna T-50 Bobcats, Waco CG-4A Gliders (Cessna built), and Cessna 120/140 airplanes. Other Cessna models are also included. There are several factory photos of the Cessna plant during the Golden Years, among the book’s 180 photos and many illustrations, including 3-view airplane scale drawings.