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Archives at The Museum of Flight

Reno (Nev.)

Subject Source: Naf
Scope Note:

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Series IX. Lear JeTravel, 1968

Scope and Contents: Lear JeTravel This single-file series documents the first flight of Lear JeTravel airline with two newspaper clippings from the Reno Evening Gazette dated December 5, 1968 and the Nevada State Journal from December 6, 1968. Both articles discuss the inaugural flight, piloted by WPL, and its passengers. The articles also state that the airline planned to offer twice daily service, seven days a week, from the Reno Municipal Airport to the...

Series VII. Leareno Development, 1967-1974, 1982, 1991, undated

Scope and Contents: Leareno Development Series VII: Leareno Development (LD) is a small series that provides a brief indication of the company’s focus on real estate, water usage, and property development in Reno, Nevado. The series has been subdivided into four subseries: administrative records, financial records, photographs, and publicity materials. The first subseries, administrative records,...

Series VIII. William Lear Enterprises, Inc., circa 1968-1972

Scope and Contents: William Lear Enterprises, Inc. Series VIII: William Lear Enterprises, Inc. (WLE), gives little insight into the company’s activities. It includes only two employee resumes as well as a June 1972 certificate from Washoe County School District (Nevada) in appreciation of the company. There is also what appears to be an Italian language patent review, “dell’invenzione industrial dal titolo: Motore ad Induzione con Caratteristiche di mot,” for an induction motor patent. Note that there may be...

Series XI. Lear Motors Corp., 1968-1976, 1984-1999, undated

Scope and Contents: Lear Motors Corporation Series XI: Lear Motors Corporation (LMC) primarily documents the efforts of LMC in the development and production of steam-powered vehicles. Although LMC was incorporated in 1968 and sold in 1976, the bulk of materials fall within 1969-1973. Note that because LMC, Leareno Development, LearAvia, and several smaller companies were all started in 1967-1968 there is some overlap between the series within some sections, such as correspondence. The series is...

Series XII. LearAvia Corporation, 1838-1992, 1999, undated

Scope and Contents: LearAvia Corporation This series, the largest in the collection, documents the activities of LearAvia Corporation which was established in April 1968 by William P. Lear in Reno, Nevada at the site of former Stead Air Force Base. The company was engaged in the development, manufacture, and distribution of avionic products as well the design and development of three aircraft: the LearStar 600, the Lear Allegro, and the Lear Fan 2100. The series is divided into eight subseries, administrative...

Series XIII. Microcom, Inc., 1969-1974

Scope and Contents: Microcom, Inc. Established in 1968 as an affiliate of LearAvia Corporation (LAC), Microcom, Inc. (MI) which designed and produced an advanced line of avionics, including the AFC-70 autopilot, is represented primarily by technical documentation. The bulk of the material falls within 1969-1972. A few materials are dated later, due to the transition from an affiliate company to being absorbed by LAC as of December 1972. Because the company records present are nearly all technical...

Series XIV. Lear Fan Limited, 1942-1947, 1975-1999, undated

Scope and Contents: Lear Fan Limited Series XIV: Lear Fan Limited (LFL) provides a look into the development, production, flight testing, and quest for FAA certification of the Lear Fan 2100, an innovative all-composite airplane that William P. Lear and his team designed in 1976-1977. The series is arranged into eight subseries: administrative records, correspondence, financial records, legal records, photographs, publicity materials, research materials, and ...

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