Aviation, Army Air Service & Royal Flying Corps airfields
Fort Worth and North Texas began its important role in American aviation during WWI. The establishment of military aviation fields, a depot, and other facilities set the foundation for a new era of technological progress that continues to this day.
Aviation was first employed extensively during World War I. The technology expanded rapidly from the intense interest and use. Many people learned how to build, maintain, and fly airplanes during the war.
The airplane’s importance role was recognized as key to winning a war, because of its ability to control the air, strike the ground, perform reconnaissance, and be mobile. North Texas became an key region for aviation because of the number of airfields and facilities established by the army here.