Friday, June 17, 2011


Vol. 1 No. 2

The Sphere of the Air College

Parks Air Lines, Inc. and Affiliations

This segment of Parks scrapbook items includes more than 45 pages of photos and news articles detailing the earliest beginnings of Mr. Oliver L. Parks’ aviation endeavors. The plot unfolds as Oliver Parks began his career as airplane pilot and car salesman for Gravois Motor Company. You’ll be amazed to discover how quickly he established Parks Air Lines, Inc., which grew to include Parks Airfield, Parks Aircraft Company, Inc. and Parks Air College. Mr. Parks article, titled “The Sphere of the Air College”, published in March 1929 in Aero Digest magazine provides a fitting closure to this segment.

© 2011 by Terry L. Bowden


1 comment:

  1. Terry,any truth to the fact that Park's Airline,was turned into Ozark Airlines ? I have found this documented by some old Ozark hands,but they apparently keep it a good secret,nobody but them and me has heard about it.My roots go way back,grew up a hillbilly,close to Springfield,studied AME at Parks in the early 70's,been around aviation a good while,fly on many Ozark flights,back in the 60's and 70's.Can you or somebody verify this,or is it a fable?


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