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Aereco Flying Service



  • Existence: 1928 - 1934

Historical Information

Aereco Flying Service was the aviation division of the Auto Electric and Radio Equipment Company (Aereco), located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It began in 1928 and shortly after started a flying school, one of the only flying schools in Indiana by 1931. By September 1934, the flying school had closed.


Ruth Ann Ingraham, "Clarence 'Cap' Cornish, A Life in Flight," Traces 17, no. 4 (2005): 4-13, accessed March 10, 2023.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Aereco Flying Service, 1925 - 1936

 Sub-Series — Box: 2
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 3, Subseries 2
Scope and Contents This subseries encompasses Cornish's work as the manager of the aircraft division and as a flight instructor for Aereco Flying Service from 1928 to 1934. Materials include clippings, photographs, and correspondence.
Dates: 1925 - 1936

Aviation Career, 1918 - 1997

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323, Series 3
Scope and Contents This series encompasses Cornish's extensive career in aviation following World War One with his work at Aereco Flying Service, manager of the Paul Baer Municipal Airport in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and after World War Two as the first director of the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana. Also included are events Cornish participated in, aviation groups he was a member of, anniversary flights, and awards and accolades. Types of materials include photographs, correspondence, documents, clippings,...
Dates: 1918 - 1997

Clarence Frank Cornish papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 323
Scope and Contents The Clarence Frank Cornish papers consist of letters, correspondence, photographs, awards and certificates, flight logs, aviator textiles and goggles, newspaper clippings, and artifacts documenting Clarence "Cap" Frank Cornish's air training and service during World War One, his service at Army Air Forces Headquarters during World War Two, his work for the Aeronautics Commission of Indiana, his participation in several aeronautical organizations, and his role in the development aeronautics and...
Dates: 1908 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1995