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Joseph Ames

Joseph Ames

Dr. Joseph Sweetman Ames at his desk at the NACA headquarters. Dr. Ames was a founding member of NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), appointed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1915. Ames took on N... more

Navy NAS Sunnyvale, Mt View, California prior to construction 1930 Mt View, California farm lands. Property outline in white. ARC-1930-A93-0073-1

Navy NAS Sunnyvale, Mt View, California prior to construction 1930 Mt ...

Navy NAS Sunnyvale, Mt View, California prior to construction 1930 Mt View, California farm lands. Property outline in white.

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934

Description: .Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934..Photo ID#: AILS-A93-0074-23

Navy (circa in 1931) Hangar 1 under construction, NAS Moffett Field ARC-1931-A93-0073-2

Navy (circa in 1931) Hangar 1 under construction, NAS Moffett Field AR...

Navy (circa in 1931) Hangar 1 under construction, NAS Moffett Field

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934

Description: Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale  circa 1932 - 1934 photos provied from private collection with permission to use by NASA Ames Research Center ARC-1932-AD93-0073-20

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1932 - 1934 photos ...

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1932 - 1934 photos provied from private collection with permission to use by NASA Ames Research Center

Navy Hangar 1 Early Construction showing frame work of 'Orange Peel' door Hangar One Construction ARC-1932-A93-0074-1

Navy Hangar 1 Early Construction showing frame work of 'Orange Peel' d...

Navy Hangar 1 Early Construction showing frame work of 'Orange Peel' door Hangar One Construction

USS AKRON at Moffett Field, Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Johnson of San Jose and their daughter Ruth.  It was  possible for the public to park on the shoulder of Bayshore Freeway and walk out on the field to inspect the 'AKRON'.  No fences or security guards! ARC-1932-A88-0284-2

USS AKRON at Moffett Field, Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Johnson of San Jose ...

USS AKRON at Moffett Field, Mr. & Mrs. Charles T. Johnson of San Jose and their daughter Ruth. It was possible for the public to park on the shoulder of Bayshore Freeway and walk out on the field to inspect t... more

Navy Victor A Hermann in hay next to the USS AKRON.  Note lack of security then.  Also note dry grass and haycocks beneath airship. ARC-1932-A88-0284-3

Navy Victor A Hermann in hay next to the USS AKRON. Note lack of secu...

Navy Victor A Hermann in hay next to the USS AKRON. Note lack of security then. Also note dry grass and haycocks beneath airship.

Navy Victor A. Hermann pictured in lower left corner by the USS Akron.  Contruction of first hanger at Moffett Field ARC-1932-A88-0284-4

Navy Victor A. Hermann pictured in lower left corner by the USS Akron....

Navy Victor A. Hermann pictured in lower left corner by the USS Akron. Contruction of first hanger at Moffett Field

Navy Another view of USS AKRON,  Ruth Soule' Johnson (Mrs. Victor A Hermann) in lower center ARC-1932-AC88-0284-1

Navy Another view of USS AKRON, Ruth Soule' Johnson (Mrs. Victor A He...

Navy Another view of USS AKRON, Ruth Soule' Johnson (Mrs. Victor A Hermann) in lower center

View of USS AKRON,  Ruth Soule' Johnson (Mrs. Vicotor A Hermann) in lower center (from private collection gifted to NASA Ames) ARC-1932-A88-0284-1

View of USS AKRON, Ruth Soule' Johnson (Mrs. Vicotor A Hermann) in lo...

View of USS AKRON, Ruth Soule' Johnson (Mrs. Vicotor A Hermann) in lower center (from private collection gifted to NASA Ames)

Navy Ridged Airship USS Macon being moved into Hanger 1 NAS Sunnyvale, CA ARC-1933-A91-0261-15

Navy Ridged Airship USS Macon being moved into Hanger 1 NAS Sunnyvale,...

Navy Ridged Airship USS Macon being moved into Hanger 1 NAS Sunnyvale, CA

The Dirigible Hanger at Moffett Field

The Dirigible Hanger at Moffett Field

This is a view of the huge dirigible hangar with doors open at both ends at the NASA Ames Reserach Center, Moffett Field, California. Lockheed Missiles and Space Company under contract to the NASA-Marshall Spac... more

Navy Arrival USS Macon at Sunnyvale from Lakehurst, N.J. ARC-1969-A91-0261-17

Navy Arrival USS Macon at Sunnyvale from Lakehurst, N.J. ARC-1969-A91-...

Navy Arrival USS Macon at Sunnyvale from Lakehurst, N.J.

Navy USS Macon leaving Hanger 1 prior to flight from NAS Sunnyvale, CA ARC-1969-A91-0261-18

Navy USS Macon leaving Hanger 1 prior to flight from NAS Sunnyvale, CA...

Navy USS Macon leaving Hanger 1 prior to flight from NAS Sunnyvale, CA

Blimp J-4 Gondola (non-rigid air ship) ARC-1969-A91-0261-31
Blimp J-4 tether (non-rigid air ship) ARC-1969-A91-0261-30
Blimp J-4 Car instrument panel  (non-rigid air ship) ARC-1969-A91-0261-29

Blimp J-4 Car instrument panel (non-rigid air ship) ARC-1969-A91-0261...

Blimp J-4 Car instrument panel (non-rigid air ship)

NAS Sunnyvale Station, Mt. View CA Looking North  (Moffett Field) at the top of the image the Kingsport Plunge and the dock can be seen.  Thought the plunge closed in the late 20's  the structure is still standing. ARC-1933-A93-0073-3

NAS Sunnyvale Station, Mt. View CA Looking North (Moffett Field) at t...

NAS Sunnyvale Station, Mt. View CA Looking North (Moffett Field) at the top of the image the Kingsport Plunge and the dock can be seen. Thought the plunge closed in the late 20's the structure is still standing.

NAS Sunnyvale, Mt View Ca Gasoline Filling Station looking west ARC-1933-A93-0073-6

NAS Sunnyvale, Mt View Ca Gasoline Filling Station looking west ARC-19...

NAS Sunnyvale, Mt View Ca Gasoline Filling Station looking west

Navy NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA  Administration Bldg Looking East ALt 800' ARC-1933-A93-0073-5

Navy NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA Administration Bldg Looking East ALt ...

Navy NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA Administration Bldg Looking East ALt 800'

NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View  CA Looking North East (Alt 1000ft) ARC-1933-A93-0073-4

NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA Looking North East (Alt 1000ft) ARC-1933-A...

NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA Looking North East (Alt 1000ft)

Navy USS Macon at South Mooring circle prior to its first flight ARC-1969-A91-0261-5

Navy USS Macon at South Mooring circle prior to its first flight ARC-1...

Navy USS Macon at South Mooring circle prior to its first flight

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; W/8 Pacific Fleet Battleships anchored in bay ARC-1933-A93-0075-4

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; W/8 Pacific Fleet Battleship...

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; W/8 Pacific Fleet Battleships anchored in bay

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; over downtown lookin down Market Street toward Ferry Building (shadow of U.S. Macon) ARC-1969-A93-0075-3

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; over downtown lookin down Ma...

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; over downtown lookin down Market Street toward Ferry Building (shadow of U.S. Macon)

USS MACON AT NORTH CIRCLE NASA SUNNYVALE, MT VIEW, CA ARC-1933-A91-0261-26

USS MACON AT NORTH CIRCLE NASA SUNNYVALE, MT VIEW, CA ARC-1933-A91-026...

USS MACON AT NORTH CIRCLE NASA SUNNYVALE, MT VIEW, CA

WWII Training Balloons ARC-1934-A91-0261-32
Construction  at NAS Sunnyvale later remamed NAS Moffett Field circa 1933 - 1934 photos provied from private collection with permission to use by NASA Ames Research Center ARC-1934-AD93-0073-26

Construction at NAS Sunnyvale later remamed NAS Moffett Field circa 1...

Construction at NAS Sunnyvale later remamed NAS Moffett Field circa 1933 - 1934 photos provied from private collection with permission to use by NASA Ames Research Center

USS Macon: port side control room ARC-1934-A91-0261-27
Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; showing  Sea Cliff, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park looking East ARC-1934-A93-0075-5

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; showing Sea Cliff, Ocean Be...

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; showing Sea Cliff, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park looking East

Navy USS Macon moored at south circle prior to flight NAS Sunnyvale, CA ARC-1969-A91-0261-19

Navy USS Macon moored at south circle prior to flight NAS Sunnyvale, C...

Navy USS Macon moored at south circle prior to flight NAS Sunnyvale, CA

Blimp Synthetic Training of Navy personnel ARC-1934-A91-0261-33

Blimp Synthetic Training of Navy personnel ARC-1934-A91-0261-33

Blimp Synthetic Training of Navy personnel

Navy USS Macon Mooring at south circle U.S. Naval Airstation Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA ARC-1934-A91-0261-21

Navy USS Macon Mooring at south circle U.S. Naval Airstation Sunnyvale...

Navy USS Macon Mooring at south circle U.S. Naval Airstation Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA

Navy Forward Compartment of control car, USS Macon at NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA ARC-1969-A91-0261-22

Navy Forward Compartment of control car, USS Macon at NAS Sunnyvale, M...

Navy Forward Compartment of control car, USS Macon at NAS Sunnyvale, Mt. View CA

Navy USS Macon Moored at south circle, Mt. View from inside Hanger 1 ARC-1969-A91-0261-20

Navy USS Macon Moored at south circle, Mt. View from inside Hanger 1 A...

Navy USS Macon Moored at south circle, Mt. View from inside Hanger 1

Navy View looking down inside lower Fin, USS Macon ARC-1969-A91-0261-23

Navy View looking down inside lower Fin, USS Macon ARC-1969-A91-0261-2...

Navy View looking down inside lower Fin, USS Macon

Circa 1935 History of Cockpits - Macon Dirigible cabin housing viewed as sailors moor the blimp at Moffett Field (@ 1935) ARC-1935-A83-0499-26

Circa 1935 History of Cockpits - Macon Dirigible cabin housing viewed ...

Circa 1935 History of Cockpits - Macon Dirigible cabin housing viewed as sailors moor the blimp at Moffett Field (@ 1935)

Close view of  Macon Dirigible Cabin - control room housing while moored at Moffett Field (1935) ARC-1935-A83-0499-25

Close view of Macon Dirigible Cabin - control room housing while moor...

Close view of Macon Dirigible Cabin - control room housing while moored at Moffett Field (1935)

Navy Santa Cruz 'Airport'.  Airport looking west: Municipal Rating: Location; 6 miles east of city- Altitude; 75ft -  Layout: L-shaped, hard smooth dirt, Drainage; natural.  East-west 2,500' X 300' North-South 2,000 X 400'  to S.E. trees, to N.E. Hanger and Aviation fuel, Tower: 50' hight - Day Service Only ARC-1935-A93-0075-9

Navy Santa Cruz 'Airport'. Airport looking west: Municipal Rating: Lo...

Navy Santa Cruz 'Airport'. Airport looking west: Municipal Rating: Location; 6 miles east of city- Altitude; 75ft - Layout: L-shaped, hard smooth dirt, Drainage; natural. East-west 2,500' X 300' North-South ... more

Navy USS Macon fighter planes in VIC formation over NAS Sunnyvale ARC-1969-A91-0261-24

Navy USS Macon fighter planes in VIC formation over NAS Sunnyvale ARC-...

Navy USS Macon fighter planes in VIC formation over NAS Sunnyvale

Navy Aerial of San Francisco Bay, California; Yerba Buena Island (Treasure Island) showing construction of San Francisco Bay Bridge ARC-1935-A93-0075-6

Navy Aerial of San Francisco Bay, California; Yerba Buena Island (Trea...

Navy Aerial of San Francisco Bay, California; Yerba Buena Island (Treasure Island) showing construction of San Francisco Bay Bridge

Navy San Franciso Bay Bridge Construction (looking west) toward San Francisco Yerba Buena Island in foreground ARC-1935-A93-0075-7

Navy San Franciso Bay Bridge Construction (looking west) toward San Fr...

Navy San Franciso Bay Bridge Construction (looking west) toward San Francisco Yerba Buena Island in foreground

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; looking west across South Beach - China Basin to Golden Gate Park, includes Richmond District, Sea Cliff, Presidio, Marina, Fisherman's Wharf,  and Telegraph Hill. - Note the beginings of the Golden Gate Bridge in the upper right and the Bay Bridge construction in the lower right of the image. ARC-1935-A93-0075-2

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; looking west across South Be...

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California; looking west across South Beach - China Basin to Golden Gate Park, includes Richmond District, Sea Cliff, Presidio, Marina, Fisherman's Wharf, and Telegraph Hill. - No... more

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California (waterfront - China Basin) Note the beginings of the Golden Gate Bridge in the upper right and the Bay Bridge construction in the middle right of the image. ARC-1935-A93-0075-1

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California (waterfront - China Basin) No...

Navy Aerial of San Francisco, California (waterfront - China Basin) Note the beginings of the Golden Gate Bridge in the upper right and the Bay Bridge construction in the middle right of the image.

Navy Squadrons VF-6, VB-2, VS-2, & VT-2 in Hanger at NAS Sunnyvale CA looking south ARC-1935-A91-0261-25

Navy Squadrons VF-6, VB-2, VS-2, & VT-2 in Hanger at NAS Sunnyvale CA ...

Navy Squadrons VF-6, VB-2, VS-2, & VT-2 in Hanger at NAS Sunnyvale CA looking south

Naval Air Station Synnyvale, Mt View, Ca (aerial) ARC-1935-A93-0073-7

Naval Air Station Synnyvale, Mt View, Ca (aerial) ARC-1935-A93-0073-7

Naval Air Station Synnyvale, Mt View, Ca (aerial)

NAS Sunnyvale, Mt View (aerial) ARC-1936-A93-0073-8
Sometime in 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and Area ARC-1938-A71-2761

Sometime in 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and Ar...

Sometime in 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and Area

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area ARC-1938-AC71-2761

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area ARC...

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area ARC-2015-AC71-2761

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area ARC...

Circa 1938 Aerial of Ames Research Center - Moffett Field and area

Langley Photographer NACA Annual Committee meeting:  All Members present - including C Abbot, Arnold, Briggs, Bush, Hester and  Lindbergh Ref: Langley No. LMAL-188872 ARC-1939-A85-0125

Langley Photographer NACA Annual Committee meeting: All Members prese...

Langley Photographer NACA Annual Committee meeting: All Members present - including C Abbot, Arnold, Briggs, Bush, Hester and Lindbergh Ref: Langley No. LMAL-188872

Dr. Joseph S. Ames, Chairman of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from 1927 to 1939. art by H.E. Lorentz November 1943 ARC-1940-AAL-4968

Dr. Joseph S. Ames, Chairman of National Advisory Committee for Aerona...

Dr. Joseph S. Ames, Chairman of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from 1927 to 1939. art by H.E. Lorentz November 1943

The original construction shack at Ames is featured in this view looking toward the southwest. Navy housing and buildings, still being utilized, can be observed in the center background. ARC-1940-M-253-1

The original construction shack at Ames is featured in this view looki...

The original construction shack at Ames is featured in this view looking toward the southwest. Navy housing and buildings, still being utilized, can be observed in the center background.

The original construction shack at Ames from the back. ARC-1969-M-253-4

The original construction shack at Ames from the back. ARC-1969-M-253-...

The original construction shack at Ames from the back.

First members of the Ames staff: John F Parsons (left) and Ferril R. Nickle (right) standing in front of construction shack. ARC-1969-M-253

First members of the Ames staff: John F Parsons (left) and Ferril R. N...

First members of the Ames staff: John F Parsons (left) and Ferril R. Nickle (right) standing in front of construction shack.

AMES PERSONNEL:  Front Row; John Parsons, Manie Poole, Edward Sharp, Back Row;  Carlson Bioletti, Ferril Nickle, Arthur Freeman, R J Clark ARC-1998-M-285

AMES PERSONNEL: Front Row; John Parsons, Manie Poole, Edward Sharp, B...

AMES PERSONNEL: Front Row; John Parsons, Manie Poole, Edward Sharp, Back Row; Carlson Bioletti, Ferril Nickle, Arthur Freeman, R J Clark

April 9, 1940 Ames personnel ARC-1969-M-308
Arriving Engineers were John Parsons and Ferril Nickle (January 29, 1940) They were the first permanent members of the laboratory's staff on site. Other early arrivals from Langley were: Carlton Bioletti, March 1; Arthur B. Freeman, March 2; Edward R. Sharp, March 11; Manie G Poole, March 11; H. Julian Allen, April 13; Geroge E. Bulifant, April 17; Howard W. Krischbaum, April 29; and John P. Houston, April 29. Russ Robinson on-site representative of the construction group and their  support staff E York, R Pippen. ARC-1940-M-368

Arriving Engineers were John Parsons and Ferril Nickle (January 29, 19...

Arriving Engineers were John Parsons and Ferril Nickle (January 29, 1940) They were the first permanent members of the laboratory's staff on site. Other early arrivals from Langley were: Carlton Bioletti, March... more

Army Air Photo - General view looking west at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress ARC-1940-0-6

Army Air Photo - General view looking west at Ames Aeronautical Labora...

Army Air Photo - General view looking west at Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress

Army Air Photo Flight Research Building construction looking North East ARC-1940-0-15

Army Air Photo Flight Research Building construction looking North Eas...

Army Air Photo Flight Research Building construction looking North East

Army Air Photo General view looking south at Ames construction progress ARC-1940-0-5

Army Air Photo General view looking south at Ames construction progres...

Army Air Photo General view looking south at Ames construction progress

Army Air Photo General view looking east at Ames construction progress ARC-1940-0-7

Army Air Photo General view looking east at Ames construction progress...

Army Air Photo General view looking east at Ames construction progress

Ames Personnel  in front of construction shack FRONT: ER Sharp, CF Frick, JF Parsons, E York, R Pippin, M Nettle, M G Poole, C Bioletti  CENTER: R Clark, G Bulifant, J Delaney H. Allen, J. White, H. Houston, W. Walker, M. Green BACK: E. W. Betts. W.G.. Vincenti, H Kirschbaum, A.B. Follman, F. Nickle, E.C.. Briag, P. Prizler ARC-1969-M-469

Ames Personnel in front of construction shack FRONT: ER Sharp, CF Fri...

Ames Personnel in front of construction shack FRONT: ER Sharp, CF Frick, JF Parsons, E York, R Pippin, M Nettle, M G Poole, C Bioletti CENTER: R Clark, G Bulifant, J Delaney H. Allen, J. White, H. Houston, W.... more

AMES STAFF STANDING IN FRONT OF THE NEW FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: FIRST ROW: M.U. NETTLE, M.A. WILLEY, M.H. DAVIES, M.W. ST. JOHN, S.J. DEFRANCE, E.R. SHARP, M.G. POOLE, V. BURGESS, R.A. PIPKIN. SECOND ROW: A.B. FREEMAN, T.W. O'BRIANT, L.T. VIDELL, C. F. WILSON,  R.M. FOSTER, M.C. MASSA, M.J. HOOD, C. BIOLETTI, C.W. FRICK, W.G. VINCENTI, H.W. KIRSCHBAUM, L. A. RODERT, E.C. BRAIG, C. GERBO. THIRD ROW: R.E. BROWNING, E.H. WOOD, R HUGHES, G BULIFANT, J.V. KELLEY, H.J. ALLEN, J. P. HOUSTON, K.S. BURCHARD, M. A. GREENE, FOURTH ROW: A. G. BUCK, E.W. BETTS, R.E. BRAIG, H.J. GOETT, J.F. PARSONS, H.S. DUNLAP, L.E. MINDEN, R.J. CLARKE.  FIFTH ROW: W.O. PETERSON, W. WALKER, C.H. HARVEY, J.C. DELANEY, T.W. MACOMBER, A.L. BLOCKER, N.K. DELANY, A.S. HERTZOG, R.R. NICKLE, P.T. PRIZLER, R.R. BENN, E.H.A. SCHNITKER. ARC-1940-M-704-1

AMES STAFF STANDING IN FRONT OF THE NEW FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING. FROM...

AMES STAFF STANDING IN FRONT OF THE NEW FLIGHT RESEARCH BUILDING. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: FIRST ROW: M.U. NETTLE, M.A. WILLEY, M.H. DAVIES, M.W. ST. JOHN, S.J. DEFRANCE, E.R. SHARP, M.G. POOLE, V. BURGESS, R.A. PIP... more

Dr Smitty DeFrance greets Ames original staff members as they prepare to have photo taken ARC-1969-M-704-2

Dr Smitty DeFrance greets Ames original staff members as they prepare ...

Dr Smitty DeFrance greets Ames original staff members as they prepare to have photo taken

O-47A airplane arrival at Ames Aeronautical Lab The O-47A was Ames first test plane ARC-1969-M-831

O-47A airplane arrival at Ames Aeronautical Lab The O-47A was Ames fir...

O-47A airplane arrival at Ames Aeronautical Lab The O-47A was Ames first test plane

Dr Mead and Members of staff in front of Flight Research Lab building ARC-1969-M-855

Dr Mead and Members of staff in front of Flight Research Lab building ...

Dr Mead and Members of staff in front of Flight Research Lab building

Date: Nov 9, 1940 Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory showing Flight Research Lab and Construction of 16ft wind tunnel ARC-1969-M-921

Date: Nov 9, 1940 Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory showing ...

Date: Nov 9, 1940 Aerial view of Ames Aeronautical Laboratory showing Flight Research Lab and Construction of 16ft wind tunnel

W.H. MCAVOY AMES TEST PILOT RETURNING FROM AN EARLY FLIGHT OF FIRST TEST AIRPLANE AT AMES, A NORTH AMERICAN O-47 ARC-1998-M-925-1

W.H. MCAVOY AMES TEST PILOT RETURNING FROM AN EARLY FLIGHT OF FIRST TE...

W.H. MCAVOY AMES TEST PILOT RETURNING FROM AN EARLY FLIGHT OF FIRST TEST AIRPLANE AT AMES, A NORTH AMERICAN O-47

Dr George W. Lewis, NACA Director of Aeronautical Research  (1929-1947) first visit to Ames Lab:  L-R; John Parsons, William Mc Avoy, Donald H. Wood,  Dr. Lewis, S. J. DeFrance, Author B. Freeman, Carlton Bioletti ARC-1969-M-926

Dr George W. Lewis, NACA Director of Aeronautical Research (1929-1947...

Dr George W. Lewis, NACA Director of Aeronautical Research (1929-1947) first visit to Ames Lab: L-R; John Parsons, William Mc Avoy, Donald H. Wood, Dr. Lewis, S. J. DeFrance, Author B. Freeman, Carlton Bioletti

A new three-place North American O-47A observation airplane with Army Air Corps marking was the first ircraft to arrive at Ames. The Circular antenna on top of the canopy is for direction finding.  A close look show that help from the front cockpit was needed for directional control when using a rope (instead of a tow bar) to tow the aircraft.  (Sept 1940). W.H. McAvoy Ames test pilot returning from an early flight of first test airplane at Ames, a North American O-47A-1 (or 0-47 AAC37-323) This aircraft severed for a short time upon arrival as a research aircraft for heated-wing deicing.  NOTE: printed in  NASA Ames Publications: Adventures in Research - SP-4320 57 Years - Flight Research at AMES - NASA SP-1998-3300 ARC-1969-M-925

A new three-place North American O-47A observation airplane with Army ...

A new three-place North American O-47A observation airplane with Army Air Corps marking was the first ircraft to arrive at Ames. The Circular antenna on top of the canopy is for direction finding. A close look... more

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames ARC-1969-M-1046

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames ARC-1969-M-1046

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames ARC-1969-M-1045

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames ARC-1969-M-1045

O-47A Airplane - first test airplane at Ames

NACA photographer Lockheed 12A icing research airplane: with heated wings ARC-1941-AAL-1166

NACA photographer Lockheed 12A icing research airplane: with heated wi...

NACA photographer Lockheed 12A icing research airplane: with heated wings

NACA Photographer 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 construction at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1246

NACA Photographer 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 construction at the Am...

NACA Photographer 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 construction at the Ames Research Center, California

NACA Photographer Construction of the 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1251

NACA Photographer Construction of the 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 at...

NACA Photographer Construction of the 7x10ft Wind Tunnel and Lab #2 at the Ames Research Center, California

NACA Photographer installng propeller blades in 7x10ft#1 w.t.  N-215 ARC-1941-AAL-1253

NACA Photographer installng propeller blades in 7x10ft#1 w.t. N-215 A...

NACA Photographer installng propeller blades in 7x10ft#1 w.t. N-215

Ames Aernautical Laboratory aerial; 7x10's and 16ft wind tunnels, N-219, N-220 and construction shack ARC-1941-0-34

Ames Aernautical Laboratory aerial; 7x10's and 16ft wind tunnels, N-21...

Ames Aernautical Laboratory aerial; 7x10's and 16ft wind tunnels, N-219, N-220 and construction shack

Army Air Photo Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress showing two (2) 7x10ft wind tunnels, the 16ft wind tunnel, Technical and Electrical Services Buildings and the construction shack. (Ref: 0-34) ARC-1941-AAL-1324

Army Air Photo Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress show...

Army Air Photo Ames Aeronautical Laboratory construction progress showing two (2) 7x10ft wind tunnels, the 16ft wind tunnel, Technical and Electrical Services Buildings and the construction shack. (Ref: 0-34)

NACA Photographer N-216; 7x10ft#2 Wind Tunnel being constructed at the Ames Research Center, California ARC-1941-AAL-1341

NACA Photographer N-216; 7x10ft#2 Wind Tunnel being constructed at the...

NACA Photographer N-216; 7x10ft#2 Wind Tunnel being constructed at the Ames Research Center, California

NACA Photographer NASA Ames De-icing project: diagram of the systems using exhaust-heated air to prevent icing on the Lockheed 12A wings  Published: Adventures in Research SP-4302 ARC-1941-AAL-1352

NACA Photographer NASA Ames De-icing project: diagram of the systems u...

NACA Photographer NASA Ames De-icing project: diagram of the systems using exhaust-heated air to prevent icing on the Lockheed 12A wings Published: Adventures in Research SP-4302

Lockheed 12A sectional view of heated wing ARC-1941-AAL-1355A

Lockheed 12A sectional view of heated wing ARC-1941-AAL-1355A

Lockheed 12A sectional view of heated wing

XB-32 model wing with 15% chord sealed gap aileron. Flaps extended to 40 degrees.  The first wind-tunnel report published by Ames Covered the XB-32 Test in the 7-by-10 No. ! and was authored by Roy P. Jackson and George L. Smith Jr. ARC-1969-AAL-1443

XB-32 model wing with 15% chord sealed gap aileron. Flaps extended to ...

XB-32 model wing with 15% chord sealed gap aileron. Flaps extended to 40 degrees. The first wind-tunnel report published by Ames Covered the XB-32 Test in the 7-by-10 No. ! and was authored by Roy P. Jackson a... more

Ames Aeronautical Research Laboratory aerial shows original flight research hangar in foreground,  the two 7x10ft w.t. the 16ft w.t. and Admin buildings   NOTE: printed in  NASA Ames Publications: Adventures in Research - SP-4320; Searching the Horizon - SP 4304; 57 Years - Flight Research at AMES - NASA SP-1998-3300 ARC-1941-AAL-1449

Ames Aeronautical Research Laboratory aerial shows original flight res...

Ames Aeronautical Research Laboratory aerial shows original flight research hangar in foreground, the two 7x10ft w.t. the 16ft w.t. and Admin buildings NOTE: printed in NASA Ames Publications: Adventures in... more

NACA photographer Ice Reearch being conducted at NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory on a Lockheed 12-A,  NACA 97; test #4, ice on tell-tale strut in flight ARC-1941-AAL-1697

NACA photographer Ice Reearch being conducted at NACA Ames Aeronautica...

NACA photographer Ice Reearch being conducted at NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory on a Lockheed 12-A, NACA 97; test #4, ice on tell-tale strut in flight

NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory aerial; 16ft, 7X10ft#1, 7x10ft#2 wind tunnels, Technical Services Bldg N-220, Utilities later Electrical Services Bldg N-219 and construction on the Science Laboratory, later Engineering Services Bldg N-203 ARC-1941-AAL-1731

NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory aerial; 16ft, 7X10ft#1, 7x10ft#2 win...

NACA Ames Aeronautical Laboratory aerial; 16ft, 7X10ft#1, 7x10ft#2 wind tunnels, Technical Services Bldg N-220, Utilities later Electrical Services Bldg N-219 and construction on the Science Laboratory, later E... more

NACA Photographer - 16ft High Speed Wind Tunnel downstream view through cooling tower section ARC-1942-AAL-1854

NACA Photographer - 16ft High Speed Wind Tunnel downstream view throug...

NACA Photographer - 16ft High Speed Wind Tunnel downstream view through cooling tower section

NACA photographer General view test chamber in the 7x10ft wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research center with test engineers ARC-1942-AAL-1813

NACA photographer General view test chamber in the 7x10ft wind tunnel ...

NACA photographer General view test chamber in the 7x10ft wind tunnel at NASA Ames Research center with test engineers

NACA Photographer Douglas XSB2D-1 model WBHV-t in 7x10ft w.t. at Ames Research Center, CA 3/4 right front view ARC-1942-AAL-1844

NACA Photographer Douglas XSB2D-1 model WBHV-t in 7x10ft w.t. at Ames ...

NACA Photographer Douglas XSB2D-1 model WBHV-t in 7x10ft w.t. at Ames Research Center, CA 3/4 right front view

NACA Ames Research Center 7x10_foot Wind Tunnel test of the Douglas XSB2D-1 model ARC-1942-AAL-1986

NACA Ames Research Center 7x10_foot Wind Tunnel test of the Douglas XS...

NACA Ames Research Center 7x10_foot Wind Tunnel test of the Douglas XSB2D-1 model

Lockheed P-38 model. Underslung elongated fuselage with tail. ARC-1942-AAL-2125

Lockheed P-38 model. Underslung elongated fuselage with tail. ARC-1942...

Lockheed P-38 model. Underslung elongated fuselage with tail.

NACA Ames Photograpeher Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 11 deg. (tuft studies) ARC-1942-AAL-2994

NACA Ames Photograpeher Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revis...

NACA Ames Photograpeher Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 11 deg. (tuft studies)

Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 10 deg. (tuft studies) ARC-1942-AAL-2995

Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 10 de...

Lockheed P-38 model in 40x80ft w.t. with revised twisted wing at 10 deg. (tuft studies)

Navy Nine Blimps inflated in Hanger, NAS Sunnyvale, CA ARC-1943-A91-0261-16

Navy Nine Blimps inflated in Hanger, NAS Sunnyvale, CA ARC-1943-A91-02...

Navy Nine Blimps inflated in Hanger, NAS Sunnyvale, CA

Computers processing data from the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames Research Center.

Computers processing data from the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel at Ames Researc...

Computers' at work in 16ft wind tunnel - calculating test data

Computers reading from the Manometer Board of the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers reading from the Manometer Board of the 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers' at work in 16ft wind tunnel - calculating test data - reading manometer board

Computers calculating data from teh Ames 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers calculating data from teh Ames 16 Foot Wind Tunnel.

Computers' at work in 16ft wind tunnel - calculating test data

Vega XPV-2 complete model testing in the 7x10ft w.t. @ Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA ARC-1943-AAL-3203

Vega XPV-2 complete model testing in the 7x10ft w.t. @ Ames Research C...

Vega XPV-2 complete model testing in the 7x10ft w.t. @ Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA