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THE PITCAIRN FIELD REGISTER

is what this Web site is all about...

This Web site shares with you the stories behind handwritten entries made in a paper Register 85 years ago. View the Register by year or page number, below. I encourage you to explore the stories via all the dropdown menus.

I supplement your menu queries with information from a searchable database that mirrors the Register page images. Then I guide you toward other interesting and relevant information via links, either internal to this site, or to external Web sites or other resources. There are millions of ways to work your way through this site.

WHERE TO BEGIN?

You can enter the database in many different ways. By year is one way, which you can do with the dropdown menu below. You'll soon want to refine your searches by focusing particularly on one aspect of the database. For example, you may also search the Register by PEOPLE, AIRPLANES, PLACES and EVENTS. Click the buttons above right to explore those options.

 

To view records by year, click the drop down arrow and select the year. Click Go.

View the register by page number.

Take some time and reward yourself by investigating a few pilots and airplanes. As you read this today, this site is still under development. It'll probably never be finished. That's why, as frustrating as it may sound, you may get different, and new, answers if you come here next week. Notice the "What's New on the Site?" button at the top and bottom of the page. Please bookmark that page, and come back to see what's new from time to time. The site changes almost weekly.

SOME OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE REGISTER AND THE DATABASE

Your Webmaster’s copy of the Pitcairn Field Register was acquired in 2010 through friend and site supporter David Pitcairn. Thanks to him for arranging the acquisition of the copy. Significantly, David owns the Pitcairn PA-5 Mail Wing, NC6708, which landed at Pitcairn Field six times during the period of the Register. At the link you will see many photos of the airplane as well as a link to a video made by your Webmaster in 2009 of Mr. Pitcairn describing the restoration of his airplane.

Quantitatively, the register contains 328 records across 21* pages, which I transcribed into an online database. My database is mounted on the server, and it is the driver behind the drop down menus on the main pages that enable you to view records. The database is essentially what makes this Web site work. Another way of saying that is this site is database-driven: each of your clicks on a drop down menu is fulfilled uniquely from the information in the database. Your pathway of exploration through my site will be uniquely different from the next visitor's pathway. You will discover that the years 1936-1938 contain no records. I do not know why the Register is lacking these years, as it appeared to be a whole book with no pages missing.

TECHNICAL DETAILS REGARDING THE REGISTER PAGE IMAGES

One of the key features of this Web site is you may view high-quality, color images of each of the 21 pages of the Register. The pages have been optimized in PhotoShop for readability and download speed and should not be a burden for most home computers operating at the upload date of this page. Typical time for page display is about 3 seconds.

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*You'll note that the dropdown menu for 'View the register by page number' lists 22 pages, not 21. That's because the inside back fly leaf of the Register, which I numbered 22, exhibits a scrawl of various interesting phone numbers: a Golden Age Rolodex of sorts. You may scroll around that page just for your own curiosity. A few of the names are in the database (Hoxie, McCoach, the Hatboro and Boulevard Airfields, etc.); the rest probably represent a network of aviation-related resources who were just a phone call away.

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