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Orville M. MacLaren Logbooks

 Collection — Box: One
Identifier: 2003-12-30
The Orville M. MacLeran Logbooks is a small collection consisting of six logbooks maintained by MacLeran and documenting his career as a flight instructor and commercial pilot from 1937-1963.

Four of the logbooks are "pilot's flight logs" and document MacLeran's flights primarily to and from Seattle and Everett, Washington from 1937-1940. The books indicated that MacLeran held commercial and transport licenses with flight instructor ratings. A variety of aircraft are documented in these books. Two of the logbooks are "Airline Logs" and document MacLaren's flights for American Airlines based out of Chicago, Illinois from 1944-1963. These books have some documents tipped in, including instrument check reports, flight reports, statements, and similar type reports. The aircraft recorded in these two books are primarily DC-3s and DC-6s. Names of co-pilots, flight engineers, and stewardesses (flight attendants) are also listed.


  • 1937-1963


Language of Materials

All materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research and is accessible in the Dahlberg Research Center by appointment. For more information contact us.

Conditions Governing Use

The Museum of Flight (TMOF) Archives is the owner of the physical materials in the archives and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. Written permission must be obtained from TMOF archives before any publication use. TMOF does not necessarily hold copyright to all of the materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners. Consult repository for more details.


0.2 Cubic Feet (1 half-width letter-size document box)

Biographical Note: Orville M. MacLeran

Orville M. MacLeran was a pilot who worked as a flight instructor based at Boeing Field, in Seattle, Washington in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Around 1944 he began flying as a commercial pilot for American Airlines based out of Chicago, Illinois. No further information is known.
Guide to the Orville M. MacLeran Logbooks
Completed - Level 2
N. Davis
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1st edition

Repository Details

Part of the The Museum of Flight Archives Repository

9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle Washington 98108-4097

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