Picturing The Past: The Brevard Aircraft Corporation Taking Off


Last updated 8/26/2019 at 3:43pm

M.A.C. Johnson in Brevard Aircraft Corporation's Waco Nine plane. Notice the large camera for taking aerial photographs mounted behind Johnson. (Courtesy photo)

In 1926, the Brevard Aircraft Corporation was created to engage in commercial flying, including aerial photography, surveys, maps, advertising and smoke writing. They also planned to sell airplanes and operate a first-class flying school.

The corporation was organized by Lt. M.A.C. Johnson, U.S. Air Reserve, Walter Hart and Jerry Jerome. Officers of the corporation were J.S. Bromfield, president; M.A.C. Johnson, vice-president; and Jerry Jerome, secretary-treasurer. The other directors were Walter Hart, A.H. Kizer, S.M. Macfie and C.S. Osborne.

They purchased a three-passenger Waco Nine...

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