Category Archives: Aviation History

Aircraft Welding Diaries: History of Piper

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system for some of Piper’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Piper and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Piper’s Foundation Piper was founded by Clarence Gilbert Taylor and Gordon Taylor as the Taylor Brothers Aircraft Manufacturing Company in September of the year 1927, in Rochester, New York. By April of the year 1928, it was renamed as Taylor Brothers Aircraft Corporation. Gordon died shortly thereafter in an aircraft accident. Through William Piper’s financing, ...

Aircraft Welding Diaries: History of Cessna

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft welding of some of Cessna’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Cessna and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now. Cessna’s Foundation Cessna Aircraft started as the Cessna-Roos Aircraft Company in 1927 by Clyde Cessna and Victor Roos. Clyde Cessna was a farmer in Rango, Kansas. In June 1911, he was the first person to have flown between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains – and using an aircraft he built on his own at that. Afterwards, ...

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