J.Giomi-D.Lamore Cessna AW City of Albuquerque
City of Albuquerque
First Albuquerque Visit: 1931
The Cessna Model A is a 1920s American high-wing four-seat touring aircraft built by the Cessna Aircraft Company, becoming the first in a long line of high-wing single-engine monoplanes the company is famous for.
The Cessna Model A was the first aircraft designed and built in any significant numbers. It was a four-seater aircraft with a mixed wood and steel-tube construction with a fabric covering. The aircraft was built in a number of variants fitted with different engines.
The Cessna Model AW was equipped with a 125 hp Warner Scarab engine and only 48 were built.
Tommy Ogle, an instructor for Frank Speakman, the building of Albuquerque’s first airport, flew the Cessna Model AW the “City of Albuquerque” in the Ford Derby in 1931-32 along with Buzz Hershfield.
Owned by John Giomi and Dino Lamore, local Albuquerque businessmen, the plane was named the “City of Albuquerque” and had a drawing showing a map of New Mexico in a heart held by an Indian boy. A slogan painted next to the drawing saying “The Heart of the Health Country”.
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