As I continue to pursue my aviation history interest – which is almost ready to result in a book about Colonel Cloyce Joseph Tippett, I’m very pleased to have found the American Aviation Historical Society – and I’ve joined!
As a member, I’ll receive their quarterly Journal, and newsletter. In this way, I plan to study, follow, and contribute to the history of aviation. My access to Col. C. J. Tippett’s amazing archive of documents, flight logs, memos, letters, photographs, reports, publications, articles, objects, and military correspondence is going to make this membership even more rewarding for everyone… but mostly for me, as I begin to meet people in the industry and who share this interest.
Tip was a great believer in organizations, clubs, and associations. He held membership in all the biggest aviation organizations of his time, including:
- The OX-5 Aviation Pioneers
- The Wings Club
- The Explorers Club
- The Palm Bay Club
- The Ocean Reef Club
- The Golf Club (of every city he lived in, in every country he lived in)
- The Iron Gate Chapter of the Army/Navy Country Club
- The Silver Wings Club
- The American Geographic Society
- The Golden Eagles
- The Quiet Birdmen National Aero Club
- The Georgetown Club
- Trustee Emeritus of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
- The Combat Pilots Association (as Councillor)
The book about Tip’s life as an aviation pioneer is almost ready for release (sign up here for where to find it once it is out), and I am looking forward to further sharing Tip’s experiences by writing articles that expand on the material included in the book. There simply wasn’t space in a single book for all of the details in Tip’s archive, and it is going to enrich our legacy of American aviation history as I have the amazing opportunity to share it.