Adcox Aviation Trade School

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The Adcox Aviation Trade School was established in Portland, Oregon in the 1910s. Aircraft created there as student projects starting in the late 1920s include the Adcox 1-A, Adcox Special, Adcox Student Prince, and Adcox Cloud Buster.

The Adcox school began as a trade school for automobile and gas-engine mechanics, but in 1920 it added a course in aviation to its curriculum, focussed on the construction and repair of airplane motors.[1]

At different points in its history, the organisation was known as the Adcox Auto and Aviation School, the Adcox School of Aviation,[2] Aircraft Builders Corp and the First National Flying System.

In late 1929, after a new two-story building was opened, the school had the largest enrollment of any aviation school in the Pacific Northwest, with 100 full-time students.[3]

List of Aircraft[edit]

  • Adcox 1-A ------------------- (1929) Single-engine two-seat biplane light aircraft
  • Adcox Special ------------- (1929) Single-engine two-seat biplane light aircraft
  • Adcox Student Prince -- (1929) Single-engine two-seat biplane light aircraft
  • Adcox Special-------------- (1931) Single-engine two-seat biplane light aircraft
  • Adcox Cloud Buster -- (1931) Single-engine two-seat sporting biplane

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portland Is Aviation Center of Northwest; Three Flying Schools, One Factory for Assembling Planes and Two Companies Operating Passenger Service Are Established in City". The Oregonian. January 1, 1921. Section 5, p. 8.
  2. ^ "Portland Leading in Aviation Work". The Sunday Oregonian. January 1, 1928. Section 1, p. 10.
  3. ^ "Student Fliers Gaining; Adcox Aviation School Has 100 on Rolls". The Sunday Oregonian. December 15, 1929. Section 1, p. 23.