Howard Aero, Inc.

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General

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The Early Years

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Dee (last person on the right second row standing) at Slick Airways before starting Howard Aero, Inc.
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Dee (L) and Ed Swearingen (R) in front of first Howard Aero building in 1947.
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Howard Aero team in the early days – Dee (middle of first row wearing baseball cap), Ed Swearingen (first row far right), Al Peach (second row, third from right).
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Dee getting on board Howard Aero aircraft.
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Dee (R) and Ed Swearingen in cockpit of Howard Aero aircraft.


Facilities

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Dee (L) and his first employee, Ed Swearingen (R), in front of Howard Aero’s first building in 1947.
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Howard Aero first hangar with first building (small building on the right) next to it.
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Aerial view of Howard Aero hangar (building on the right).
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View of the rear of the Howard Aero hangar with the first Howard Aero building on the left.
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View of Howard Aero hangar surrounded by vacant land.
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Howard Aero Super Ventura aircraft parked in front of Howard Aero hangar.
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Howard Aero built aircraft parked in front of Howard Aero hangar.
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Aircraft Interiors

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Energy companies were important customers to Howard Aero.
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Cockpit of “The Wildcatter”
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Design rendering for customer review.
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Design rendering for customer review.
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Design rendering for customer review.
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Dee was ahead of his time with inflight information display for passengers.
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Interior of Tony Phillippi’s Howard 500-N500HP.


Misc Photos

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To demonstrate the durability of the Howard Aero aircraft one lands in an unpaved field.
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From the very beginning the Howard aircraft were(and still are) real crowd pleasers.
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Wow look at that!


Misc Photos of Dee

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Dee boarding one of his aircraft.
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Dee (R) and colleague next to Howard Super Ventura.
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Dee (second from right) with customers with one of his aircraft.
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Dee (R) and customer with Howard aircraft.


Phases of Conversion

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End Product - Completed Howard Aircraft.
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End Product - Completed Howard Aircraft.
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End Product - Completed Howard Aircraft.
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End Product - Completed Howard Aircraft.
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End Product - Completed Howard Aircraft.
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End Product - Completed Howard Aircraft.
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Source of future Howard aircraft parts.
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Source of future Howard aircraft parts.
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Source of future Howard aircraft parts.
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Photos of Howard Aero conversion process.
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Howard Aero aircraft nearing completion.
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Howard Aero aircraft wing in production.
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Howard 500 aircraft in production showing location of fuselage plug.
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Aircraft interior before conversion.
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Aircraft interior before conversion.
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Aircraft interior before conversion.
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Aircraft interior before conversion.
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Aircraft interior before conversion.
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Raw material before being re-worked by the Howard Aero team.
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Production of Howard Aero wing in process.
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Conversion starting to come together.
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Howard Aero wing nearing completion.


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