Gates Flying Circus

Gates Flying Circus

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory,
(please include photographer's name when noted).


  • Gates Flying Circus

Image Number

  • PR00469


  • 1926 or 1927

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General Note

  • Starting at top and reading around the picture are Clyde E. Pangborn, Chief Pilot; Ivan R. Gates, General Manager; Jack Ashcraft, Pilot; Eddie Brooks, Pilot; Bill Wunderlich, Acrobat; George Daws, Director of Exploitation; Chance Walker, Pilot; Freddie Lund, Pilot; A. F. Frantz, Chief Aerial Acrobat.
  • Gates Flying Circus performed on Daytona Beach. They flew Standard J-1s with Hisso engines, and enlarged the front cockpit to hold 4 passengers. Steel ladders were permanently bolted on both sides of the passenger cockpit so that new passengers were loaded while others disembarked.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 8 x 10 in.

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