Early Flight in Louisiana

A new book documents the barnstormers, aircraft designers, and airline entrepreneurs who made their mark in the deep South.

(Newman Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans)

Jimmie Wedell

Built by students at the Delgado Trade School/School of Aviation, the Delgado Maid was intended as an airplane for Jimmie Wedell to fly as an air racer, but Wedell died before he got the chance to compete in the airplane.

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