New from History Press Aviation: A History of Flight in Riverside

January 17, 2013

Books, California, New Titles

History Press announces The Aviation History of Greater Riverside by Marge Bitetti and Tony Bitetti–a new title in our growing collection of Riverside histories. Look for the book in stores this month!

The Aviation History of Greater Riverside by Marge Bitetti and Tony Bitetti

Ever since aircraft changed the scope of the First World War, flight became both a passion and business in Riverside. Early barnstormers needed places to park, refuel and service their aircraft, so airports started popping up. Alessandro Field became March Field in 1918. By World War II, seventy-five thousand troops were deployed at March. Today’s March Joint Air Reserve Base has been a vital wartime training and relay installation and a sentinel of peacetime. In 1925, Roman Warren, known as the “Cowboy Aviator,” established Riverside Airport, which later became Flabob Airport. Take to the air with authors Marge and Tony Bitetti as they trace Greater Riverside’s history of flight—from Banning, Corona and Riverside Municipal Airports to Perris Airport, Skylark Field and others.

The History of Aviation in Greater Riverside by Marge Bitetti and Tony Bitetti is available from the History Press and Riverside bookshops.

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