Creator

Date Original

1940 June

Description

This map shows existing and proposed airports and seaplane bases in Arkansas in 1940, and radio ranges, as well as existing and proposed flying routes between bases.

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1938, Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Civilian Pilot Training Program in response to the other similar programs in Europe, especially the ones in Italy and Germany. The CPTP trained civilians (including both men and women until the US entered WWII, when only men were admitted) to be pilots with a nine-week course. In 1939, the Central Flying Service, a commercial aircraft firm, was created in Little Rock in response to the CPTP. That year the CPTP commenced in Arkansas in the newly created municipal airport in Fayetteville.

In 1940, Raymond J. Ellis took over the program in Arkansas and founded Fayetteville Flying Services. On May 16, 1940, President Roosevelt called for the production of 50,000 airplanes a year and asked Congress to appropriate $100,000,000 to the President to increase the production of aircraft and anti-aircraft guns, as well as to help train more people to use the new airplanes and weapons. In response, the Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA), the predecessor to the FAA, announced that it would expand the CPTP.

Physical Description

Map, 12.75" x 10.75"

Keywords

Maps; Airports

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

Map0132

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Map collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Plan of State Airport Development, Map0132, Map collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6901 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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Additional Content

Maps collection inventory.

Keywords

Maps; Airports

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