Mesa del Rey Flying School
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"About a year before the great disaster of Pearl Harbor, three men, operating a small airport in Palo Alto met to negotiate a contract whereby air force cadets would be trained in primary flying. It was most important to find a spot--one that had the proper climate, weather conditions and a low rainfall average. King City won the decision. The men behind the plan were Harry S. White, Alexis T. Ehrman and Horace Naxter, each one a pilot and an important figure in the business world. Thus was born the Mesa del Rey Flying School."
Al Tax "History of Mesa del Rey"
- The Rustler-Herald -
July 22, 1943
Mesa del Rey Flying School not only played an important role in U.S. and global history during WWII, but also affected the lives of poeple in King City and beyond.
Video footage of pilots arriving to City of King via the rail station during the 1940's
Collection of articles from The Rustler chronicling the King City Flight School. The King City Rustler "The Rustler was founded in 1901 by Fred…
A tribute to Red Rider who was an instructor at Mesa del Rey Flight School in King City during 1943-44. The...