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In 1939, Lockheed had begun thinking about designs for an airliner capable of a transcontinental flight, which we highly sought after by Transcontinental and Western Air. The first prototype Constellation flew in 1943.
Popular Aviation magazine cover commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Wright brother's flight at Kitty Hawk on December 17, 1903. Popular Aviation magazine would later become Flying magazine in 1942 and celebrates 87 years publishing in aviation this year.
The author, an engineer at Cessna in the 1950s, helped to design the legendary Cessna 172--but didn't realize it until much later. Read Harry Clements' fascinating story of how the iconic Skyhawk came to be.