Very Rare old Real Photograph Postcard. Spartan S chool of A eronautics Tulsa, Oklahoma Signed by 1st Director, Jess Green 19 39.
For offer and a very nice old Postcard. Fresh from a local estate. Never offered on the market until now. Home of the Dawn Patrol written in the sky. Green, First director of the school.Card is slightly smaller than a normal sized postcard, and issued this way. Scarce, and hard to find. In good to very good condition. Light ding to one corner, light wear.
Please see photo below for details. If you collect early 20th century Americana history, aviation, flying, airplane related, WWII pilot, education, etc. This is a nice one for your paper / ephemera collection.
Perhaps some genealogy importance for someone as well. Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology (nicknamed Spartan and initially named Spartan School of Aeronautics) is a private college in Tulsa, Oklahoma that offers training in aviation and aircraft maintenance. Originally established to augment sales of Spartan Aircraft Company, it outlived its parent company and continues to train pilots and mechanics into the 21st Century. According to the school web site, it has graduated over 90,000 aircraft technicians and pilots.
The main campus is adjacent to Tulsa International Airport, with another campus primarily used for flight training at Richard Lloyd Jones Jr.  History Alt text Spartan School of Aeronautics in 1959, across Apache Street from Tulsa International Airport.
Skelly, a Tulsa oilman and owner of Spartan Aircraft Company, founded the Spartan School of Aeronautics in 1929. Initially, the purpose of the school was to promote sales of aircraft manufactured by the company.  The school was located initially across Apache Street from Tulsa International Airport.
During the early 1930s, Skelly pledged his share of Spartan Aircraft Company as collateral for a loan from J. Paul Getty, but Skelly's finances became overextended during the Great Depression. As a result, Getty obtained control of Spartan Aircraft, including the Spartan School in 1935. In 1942, Getty personally took over management of Spartan Aircraft and its school.
 The Spartan school was activated as a U. Army Air Corps (USAAC) facility on August 1, 1939 as an advanced civilian pilot training school to supplement the Air Corps' few flying training schools.
The Air Corps supplied students with training aircraft, flying clothes, textbooks, and equipment. The Air Corps also put a detachment at each school to supervise training. Flying training was performed with Fairchild PT-19s as the primary trainer. The Air Force also supplied several PT-17 Stearmans and a few P-40 Warhawks. Spartan furnished instructors, training sites and facilities, aircraft maintenance, quarters, and mess halls. Students from the Royal Air Force entered the school on June 7, 1941. Army Air Force officially designated Spartan as a British Refresher School.  In 1943, the school reorganized into a College of Aeronautical Engineering, School of Flight, School of Mechanics, School of Meteorology, School of Communications and School of Instruments.  In November 1943, the school was selected by the Department of State and the Civil Aeronautics Administration as a training facility for the Inter-American Aviation Mechanic Training program. The first class under this program included 67 students from 12 Latin American countries.
 Spartan Aircraft Company reorganized after World War II, renaming itself as Spartan Aero Repair in 1946. It ceased to produce aircraft, though it continued to operate the school. For the next 15 years the parent company made Spartan Trailers instead of aircraft. In 1967, the former Spartan interests were bought by Automation Industries, Inc.
The item "XRARE Spartan School of Aeronautics Real Photo 1939 SIGNED by 1st Director RPPC" is in sale since Monday, March 24, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Photographs". The seller is "dalebooks" and is located in Rochester, New York.
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