Monthly Archives: December 2010

DC-2 over Lunghwa Pagoda

DC-2 over Lunghwa Pagoda, close to Shanghai’s Lunghwa Airport, 1935.

Posted in Aviation photos, China's Wings, photos of old China | Tagged , | Leave a comment

CNAC DC-2

CNAC’s first DC-2, engines running and loading passengers in Shanghai

Posted in aviation history, Aviation photos, China's Wings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The maiden flight of CNAC’s DC-2, spring 1935

A few photos of CNAC’s first DC-2’s maiden flight, all from the Edward P. Howard collection… China’s Wings

Posted in 1930s and 1940s history, aviation history, Aviation photos, China's Wings, photos of old China | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The DC-2 comes to China, part 2

Two more classic old photos of CNAC’s first DC-2 coming ashore, and one of it finally assembled, ready to fly.

Posted in 1930s and 1940s history, aviation history, China & Chinese history, China's Wings | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The DC-2 comes to China

The DC-2 had none of the criss-cross mishmash of struts and spars that had knit together previous generations of aircraft, not a single one. Something about the sleek lines of the all-metal, low-winged monoplane inspired confidence. It looked like an … Continue reading

Posted in 1930s and 1940s history, aviation history, Aviation photos, China & Chinese history, China's Wings, photos of old China | Tagged , | Leave a comment

CNAC luggage label, early 1930s

A colorful CNAC luggage label from the early 1930s.

Posted in Aviation photos, China's Wings, photos of old China | Tagged | Leave a comment

Three Chinese beauties and a Douglas Dolphin, 1934

Three lovely Chinese women photographed in front of a Douglas Dolphin at Shanghai’s Lunghwa Airport, 1934.

Posted in Aviation photos, China's Wings, photos of old China | Tagged , | 6 Comments

The Douglas Dolphin, Moon Chin’s favorite airplane

“The only overpowered seaplane I ever flew.” Continue reading

Posted in Aviation photos, China's Wings, photos of old China, Reading, Writing, and Research | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Stinson Detroiter

The Stinson Detroiter was one of the two airplane types being operated by the China National Aviation Corporation at the opening of China’s Wings, when William Langhorne Bond went to China in 1931.

Posted in Aviation photos, China's Wings, photos of old China | Tagged | 8 Comments

The Loening Air Yacht, early 1930s

The most useful commercial airplane in China in 1931 Continue reading

Posted in aviation history, Aviation photos, China's Wings | Tagged | Leave a comment