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NDOT, Division of Aeronautics
Mr. Ronnie Mitchell, Director

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F. Pace Woods, Sr., whose family helped build Lincoln, Nebraska, helped elevate the city to one of the commercial aviation centers of the 1920s. In 1926 he formed the Arrow Aircraft and Motors Corporation, which briefly held a position as a leading American airplane manufacturer. At its peak Woods' company employed more than 700 workers, who could build four Arrow airplanes a day. He delivered 187 Arrows before the financial crash of 1929. The company's fortunes withered, and Woods sold out in 1941. By that time, though, his Arrow Sport, "the spinless wonder," had secured a place in aviation history.

 

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