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New section started: Airships - 12 February 2015
New section: Aircraft Tenders - 18 June 2015
Upload J. Collins art to Aircraft Tenders - 31 March 2016
Upload J. Collins art to Airships - 9 June 2016
Links added 22 August 2016
Upload Jim Groat art - 25 January 2017
* Upload A. E. Karnes art - 20 June 2017 *
** Upload Yury Milovidov art - 22 October 2017 **
*** Upload Yury Milovidov art - 20 November 2017 ***
*** Upload Jerry Collins art - 20 November 2017 ***
art & reference archive for aircraft-related contributions
of a 1920's through 1945 flavor, that could easily
find a place to land on the Spontoon Islands
[including pulp-story & dieselpunk aircraft]
Ships that perform supply, repair, & ferry services
for navy & civilian aircraft, including floatplanes,
flying boats, blimps & rigid airships.
In the Spontoon
Created aircraft (original designs)
(opens to new webpage)
"2:00 am Run" - by Jerry Collins
Larger file here (3.1 MBytes)
***** "Chasing Miyazaki III" - by A. E. Karnes *****
Larger file here (1.2 MBytes) - http://paxaeternum.deviantart.com/
***** "A different kind of flying ship" *****
* The "Mary Anne" Seaplane (circa 1934) - by Jerry Collins *
Larger files here (449 KBytes) and here (701 KBytes)
An Emergency/Rescue Biplane Floatplane used by
one of the island nations in the Nimitz Sea region.
Upload 19 October 2015
Plan views of the Conway R-3 floatplane - R.J. Bartrop
http://rjbartrop.artspots.com - very large image here (1.3 MBytes)
More images of the R-3 on the Speed Week page.
Updates October & December 2014
In the Spontoon
Map of main seaplane terminals in the Spontoon Lagoon
for scheduled passenger & freight flights, including customs sheds.
East dock of the Casino Island Seaplane
(This is the smaller regional terminal.)
Moon Island wind tunnel (Art by Simon Barber)
Borrowing the wind tunnel to do some industrial research.
Secret Engineering? (Scott Thomas)
Speed Week billboard on beach - by Warren Hutch
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/warren/ - firstname.lastname@example.org
Speed Week Links Here!
** - including aircraft racing - **
More aircraft at the air races!
"Speed Week" in the Spontoon Archipelago & other racing aircraft
Update 24-31 August 2016
See Beryl's modified Spitfire at the 1946 trophy races....
* "Seaplane Enthusiasts" by Jerry Collins - inks by Ken Fletcher *
A family of tourists watches seaplane time trials in the Spontoon Lagoon
during Speed Week - With commentary by a Racing Committee Guide.
Larger file here (2 MBytes)
Upload 29 April 2015
Features a "Beginner's Guide to Airplanes" by M. Mitchell Marmel
References: Photos & Art
A sampling of real aircraft from the 1930s & early 40s.
Comments on 1930s air transport
by Ken Fletcher
(Upload 8 September 2008)
Update 5 October 2009: Nose art by Stuart McCarthy
Someone's got to keep everything running....
(opens to a separate webpage)
Uploaded 24 December 2008: (collecting old & new contributions)
Update 19 March 2010
But I'll take an airplane, a road map on my knee, a couple of
temperature gauges and a magnetic compass on my dash,
and I'll fly where I'm going when I want to.'...."
(Skid Payton's piloting principles, in Unreported by William O'Sullivan,
Five-Novels Monthly, May 1941)
Aircraft Crew at Seaplane Base - by Jerry Collins
Larger file here - (1003 KBytes)
Airlines crew uniform (circa 1939)
Drucker Airlines stewardess uniform (circa 1941)
"Aviatrix" by Chris Goodwin
(larger file here - 1 MBytes)