An Online-Only Exhibit focusing on a collection of Aviator's Flight Log Books. A personal look at flying diaries from naval aviators, flight officers and aircrewmen from NAS Fort Lauderdale and other Florida bases during and after World War II.
In between their worn out pages we can explore the rigorous training, their flight accomplishments, and oftentimes their personal experiences. The diaries are nondescript in appearance, with worn covers and pages. The writing lists in methodical fashion the length and type of each flight hour, yet, there is much more to these Aviator Flight Log Books: you'll be able to sense the individual stories of young and seasoned men at war. This exhibit was curated by volunteer Lauren Crawford, a University of Florida student.
In each of the Aviators Flight Log Books are columns for Date, Type of Machine, Number of Machine, Duration of Flight, Character of Flight, Pilot's name, Passengers, and Remarks. The back of the diaries have several pages for notes.
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