PRESS RELEASE – Aviation Autographs has just launched the new www.aviationautographs.com, an e-commerce website devoted to rare and limited edition books, prints and unique collections of items signed by Aviation Legends and Notables from World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, modern day and more. This rare collection includes aviators, astronauts, test pilots and aces both friend and foe. This premier collection of items autographed by some of Aviation’s legendary aviators includes personal memoirs, definitive histories and compelling stories along with limited edition prints and the famed Gathering of Eagles Collection. The collection exists now primarily because of Lt. Col. Dave McFarland (USAF, Retired). As former Chief of the History Department at the Air Command and Staff College (Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL), Lt. Col. McFarland has traveled all over the world in his quest to personally meet air and space legends, men and women who have significantly contributed to the advancement of aviation.
In 1982, as an Air Command Staff faculty member, Dave founded the annual “Gathering of Eagles”, bringing together the most distinguished aviators from around the world. Over 275 of the most accomplished people from the fields of aviation, space, and engineering have been honored from 25 different nations. Each year, a Gathering of Eagles aviation print was commissioned and contains the original signatures of these legendary aviation heroes. As a result of these contacts and personal relationships, books and prints were added to the inventory. Aviation Autographs is the only source in the world for the 19 prints in the Eagle’s unique print series. Many of the additional prints in inventory were commissioned by Col. McFarland and “special” signature edition books were designed and published at his request. Aviation Hall of Fame inductees, and well known professional and “Warbird” pilots, Ed and Connie Bowlin created Aviation Autographs in 1999 to be the world premier source for your connection to legendary aviators. All items in this extremely rare and limited collection are new and once we are sold out, can never be replaced. Many of these Aviators were and are close personal friends which guarantees unparalleled authenticity to these signatures. Aviation Autographs ships to collectors world-wide and always includes a certificate of authenticity. “The new website gives our customers much greater ordering capabilities” says Aviation Autographs co-founder, Connie Bowlin. “We needed to not only keep up with today’s technology; we wanted to get ahead of the curve. We knew we needed to be able to get the word out about this collection world-wide.”