For nearly a century, San Diego has been a hub of aviation development, air power, and flying adventure. The city's ideal weather and protected bay allowed San Diego to have an aviation history
unrivaled by any local community. From the pioneering days of Glenn Curtiss and naval aviation at North Island to the present cutting-edge aerospace technology, Aviation in San Diego captures it all. With many never-before-published photographs, Aviation in San Diego documents the
people and events that made San Diego's aviation heritage unique. From Ryan to Consolidated, Curtiss to Lindbergh, and everything in between, Aviation in San Diego is the preeminent photographic record of flight in "America's Finest City."
For almost 40 years, the San Diego Air and Space Museum has preserved the aviation heritage of San Diego and the world. In this unique book, head archivist Katrina Pescador has teamed up with assistant archivist Alan Renga to share some of the amazing photographs in the museum's collection. Pescador holds a bachelor of arts and a master of arts in history with an emphasis in archival administration from California State University, Northridge. Renga holds a bachelor of arts in history from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a master of arts in history from San Diego State University. He also teaches American history at local community colleges.