Daily Flight and Aircraft Rental Records, 1947-62
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Brief Description: Daily Flight and Rental Records including completed forms concerning Army Liaison Pilot training (1947-49); hangar aircraft accidents (1949-51); aircraft rentals involving the aviation psychology program (1950-54), glider tows (1950-51), crop spraying (1950-51), photography (1950-51) and air tours (1950-53); charter service reservations (1950-59); university staff requests for transportation or aircraft rentals (1950-60); staff aircraft rentals (1950-60); student aircraft rentals (1950-60); student rental requests (1961-62); stores vouchers involving staff rentals (1959-61); radio station log sheets (1952-54) and monthly airport traffic reports (1948-58).  Aircraft request forms include:  the name of person initiating request, his department, destination, date, passengers, method of payment, appropriation account number, and purpose of trip.  The pilot provides the aircraft number, nature of flight, total miles, departure and return times, flight time, number of passengers, and total passenger house along with the total charge and voucher number supplied by the operations clerk.  Staff rental forms include the name, address, pilot certificate number, rating, destination, route, date, aircraft make and number, time and duration of trip, payment method, invoice number, total charge.  Student rental forms contain similar information. Most files are incomplete for the years 1954- to 1957.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 20/3/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Airport Plant and Services
Volume: 5.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 6/28/1972
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/2003001.pdf
Arrangement: Chronological then alphabetical
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Airport Plant and Services :

Dedicated on October 26, 1945, "the University of Illinois Airport was conceived and has been developed to implement a comprehensive program of education and research in aeronautics and to provide commercial and private landing facilities for the promotion of air transportation and national defense."1 On October 18, 1961, it was renamed the University of Illinois-Willard Airport in honor of Arthur Willard who was president of the University (1934-36) and instrumental in the airport's establishment.2

Airport Plant and Services, a department of the Aviation Institute, has the responsiblity of maintaining and planning the physical plant which serves the Research, Academics, Flight Services and Aircraft Maintenance departments of the Institute.3

1. "Dedication of the University of Illinois Airport" Brochure, October 26, 1945, Airport Dedication File, RS 20/3/0/5, p. 8.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 51st Report, October 18, 1961, p. 1157.

3. "Welcome" Brochure, c. 1970, Bulletins Files, RS 20/1/0/1, p. 6.

Subject Index
Air Transportation
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]