Missouri is known for being the starting point for the Pony Express, the Santa Fe Trail and the Oregon Trail. Because it is considered as both part of the South and the Midwest, Missouri has served as a launch pad for many explorations through the years. Today, aviation and aerospace manufacturing industries in Missouri prove that it still plays a valuable role in exploring the world.
At Slack & Davis, our attorneys take pride in being world class legal resources in the field of aviation. Similar to the dedicated explorers of Missouri’s history, our accident attorneys are at the forefront of legal issues regarding airplane crashes, UAVs and helicopter crashes.
Lewis and Clark Expedition
St. Louis boasts the title, “Gateway to the West.” It was a major starting point for expeditions and settlers heading west in the country’s early days. It is where Lewis and Clark began and ended their famous expedition and where many people travel to view the Gateway Arch. Visitors to the area fly into Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Kansas City International Airport is another of Missouri’s large commercial airports and accounts for a large percentage of flight traffic. There are 99 general aviation airports in Missouri, which see constant activity. These private and chartered airplanes and helicopters provide valuable services for their communities. The small planes are used for agricultural spraying, business travel, and emergency transportation services.
Spirit of St. Louis
Charles Lindbergh was a 1st Lieutenant in the 35th Division of the Missouri National Guard in 1925. Shortly after that he went on to pilot the Contract Mail Route #2 between St. Louis and Chicago. On May 20, 1927, he left New York City and flew to Paris, France, landing on May 21st. This was the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. His airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, got its name from The St. Louis Raquette Club. They were supporters of Lindbergh when he lived in St. Louis.
Missouri Aerospace Manufacturing
Missouri’s economy depends upon general aviation and the aerospace manufacturing industry. Tourists use airplanes to fly into and out of Columbia, Joplin, Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis every day. The aviation and aerospace manufacturing industry accounts for over 18,000 jobs in Missouri and many of the state’s brightest students study aviation manufacturing in order to keep jobs in the state.
Slack & Davis attorneys know how quickly things can change in the aviation industry. The laws can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if you are seeking help after a plane crash. Our Missouri aviation attorneys are available to provide support and guidance when dealing with the loss of a loved one due to a plane or helicopter crash. The aviation accident attorneys of Slack & Davis are committed to helping you get the compensation you deserve. To explore your legal options, or for a free case evaluation, call 800-455-8686.