Gee Bee Aircraft Story and History

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Farmers take flight, the Gee Bee Aircraft Story
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Farmers Take Flight
The Story of the Gee Bee Racing Airplanes by J. I. Granville

This is a photo of most of the Gee Bee Aircraft Crew (Three engineers are missing from this photo.)
Back Rows:  Tom Granville, Nelson Lundgren, Hiram Jones, Al Axtman. ?, Mark Granville, Bill Munger, ?, ?, Ed Granville, Rob Granville, ?, Bob Hall, ?, ?, Granny Granville, Bessie Betenger.  Front Row:  Bill Anderson, Dave Bradford, Cliff Harris, Bicknel Hall, Mel Haskel, Harry Jones, Hank Benson, Austin Savory.  These are the people who made the Gee Bee aircraft company possible.  Continue on to the next Gee Bee page to see many of these beautiful aircraft that these men have developed.  Or, buy this book to see the whole Gee Bee Aircraft story.
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This is the Gee Bee Racer Engineering Crew.

Farmers Take Flight

by J. I. Granville

Engineers of the Gee Bee Aircraft Company, masters in aircraft performance.
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This is a photo of most of the 1930 Gee Bee Racer Engineering Crew. 
(Three engineers are missing from this photo.)

Some men left when there was no work, 
and others would take their places when more contracts came in.

Farmers take flight, the Gee Bee Aircraft Story

Farmers Take Flight by June Granville



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Gee Bee Airplanes, the Gee Bee Racer.

Gee Bee Racer

Book Description

Click Here's the inside story of the creation of the Gee Bee R-2 replica, written and photographed by the men who designed and built it. This star of air shows is followed from re-creating the original plans through all stages of construction; on its first test flights; and wowing the crowds at Oshkosh and other air shows. Packed with original color photography.

A Complete list of Gee Bee Racers
The Gee Bee Racers

Book Description

Revised and updated to cover the entire line of Granville Brothers projects, including all models of their sport and racing planes. Offers a discussion of the aerodynamic knowledge of the 1930s, versus the Gee Bee replica flown in 1994 in aerobatic demonstrations.

Granville Brothers Gee Bee R1 Racer Model

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Gee Bee R1 Racer

Product Description
This replica of the Granville GEE-BEE R1 aircraft is made from mahogany and very detailed. It is great for collectors or anyone fascinated by aviation. A museum quality model. This fantastic replicas is made from woods, resins, plastics and metals. This aircraft comes with a wood display stand that states the aircraft type and scale. 1/20 Scale 10.50 inches long 15 inch wingspan.




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Moki's North Pole Expedition 2003 Noses are Red, Fingers are Blue.

Exhibit Added 5-28-2003

The North Pole Expedition of 2003 was a fantastic event with the first Free, Unassisted, Scuba dive under the Ice, the worlds first Marathon Competition and the largest expedition group ever to go to the pole.  There was also the NASA EM-31 Project testing ice thickness and new sensing technologies.  All in all, it was fantastic and you can see the photos here. 

2002 North Pole Adventure



Click Here's the inside story of the creation of the Gee Bee R-2 replica, written and photographed by the men who designed and built it. This star of air shows is followed from re-creating the original plans through all stages of construction; on its first test flights;

As for the book, it is an easy read, it is a story of a dream that anyone who has ever flown or wanted to fly will identify with. It's a romantic story of a by gone era when flying was the cutting edge of science, and the world made hero's of individuals with names like Lindbergh, Doolittle, and Amelia Earhart.

Airplanes create dreams.  Dreams of leaving the restriction of a two dimensional world.  Dreams of having freedom to travel anywhere, in any direction at any time and any distance. Aircraft give us the big advantage to do all of these things in only a short while.  When we dream of airplanes, we lift our heads to the sky.  We feel the pride of having limitless capabilities.  We don't pick up airplanes, airplanes lift us up and our minds are launched into new horizons.  We need airplanes and we need to keep airplanes in all of our minds.  Aviation gives our people an upward mobility that no other branch of technology can ever do.  As long as we feed our dreams, we have someplace to go.
C. Jeff Dyrek     
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