Aviation Insignia of the United States of America
A comprehensive book of crew wings of over 900 different commercial airlines, fix base operators, government and others involved in aviation in the Untied States. This guide include over 3500 color photo’s of wings and insignia of the pilots and crews. It is the only reference of it kind for the collector or those interested in aviation. Badges for aviation started in 1913 when the US Army issued the first badge to it pilots. Only about 3 dozen were made as they believed that would be enough forever. WWI found nations committing large air armies and the pilots coming home continued to fly and soon airlines came into being. The fledglings got a big push by from the Post Office to provide faster mail delivery and the US Air Mail wing was that worn by many commercial pilots. Airlines have come and gone, merged and thousands of flights happen every day. All the pilots and crews proudly wear their wings, so it fitting to provide a reference of most of them.