AKA Bert Kinner, Burt Kinner, Winfield Bertram Kinner
W. B. KINNER - 1927
"Madcaps, Millionaires & "Mose""
by John Underwood
Courtesy of Charley Vader

Kinner & Roake
Harris Roake and W. B. Kinner - 1927
     Harris Roake, left, and W. B. Kinner with the first successful Kinner engine, 1927. It was mass-produced in models ranging from 100 to 160 hp.
"Madcaps, Millionaires & "Mose""
by John Underwood
Courtesy of Charley Vader

Security S-1 Airster.
via email from Charley Vader, 4-7-05
     The Security Airster was built by Burt Kinner, who was my neighbor in Long Beach, California. If you have the N number of a plane, I can tell you when it was built and who the owner was.
Charley Vader
Editor's Note: A description and photo of the plane can be found on the AeroFiles website. It can be located in the section designated "Kinner K" by scrolling down the page and a brief history of the model is available.

Left to right: Amelia Earhart, Donna Kinner Hunter & Burt Kinner
"Madcaps, Millionaires & "Mose""
by John Underwood
Courtesy of Charley Vader

     If you search for "W. Bertrum Kinner", using the Google search engine, (6-27-07), you will find about six links. The most helpful is the following.
The Portal of the Folded Wings
     Burt Kinner is one of 14 pioneers who are buried in the Portal of the Folded Wings. The most recent aviator to be so honored was Bobbi Trout who joined the others on Friday, April 25, 2003. This webpage offers a detailed history of the shrine and the associated museum, including information on its restoration which began in 1995 and was completed in 2001. It is illustrated with numerous photographs. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

     This page on KO Ecklund's website offers a brief history of the Kinner Aviation & Motor Corp. in Los Angeles, CA. It includes a photograph of the building and details on some 18 different models of his aircraft, many of them with illustrations. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.

Madcaps, Millionaires &
Madcaps, Millionaires & "Mose"".
The chronicle of an exciting era when the airways led to Glendale
by John Underwood
Product Details
Unknown Binding: 144 pages
Publisher: Heritage Press (1984)
Out of print: Used copies occasionally available online
ISBN: 091183415X
Madcaps, Millionaires and "Mose"
John Underwood
The definitive book of Grand Central Airport in Glendale, Calif. and other items of local aviation interest.
     J. Ron Dickson has built a webpage which features John Underwood's book. He offers several photographs taken from the book, as well as a description of the book and details for contacting the publisher, Heritage Press of Glendale, California. You can access the page by clicking on the title above.
      At the bottom of the page you will find a link to his website, the "Aviation History of the San Fernando Valley." If time permits, I know you will enjoy visitng this site which offers a very comprehensive and interesting revue of aviation in the Valley.

       I have no information as to the dates of his birth or his death at this time. I plan to visit his gravesite at the Portal of the Folded Wings as time permits. (4-8-05)
If you have any more information on this pioneer aviator
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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