The above Zippo lighters from 1950 were given to Wayne Parrish for being a passenger on TWA's inaugural flights to London-Frankfurt and Rome, respectively. Wayne Parrish was the founder of American Aviation Publications in 1937, publisher of the trade magazine American Aviation, American Aviation Daily (1940), Missiles and Rockets (1956), Missile Space Daily (1963) and the annual publications American Aviation Directory (1940), Who's Who in World Aviation (1954), and World Space Directory (1962). During the decades following the establishment of his company, Parrish became recognized as a knowledgeable and trusted insider in matters relating to both civil and military aviation. Parrish traveled not only throughout the United States, but internationally as well. Parrish often mixed business with pleasure on his trips, meeting with executives of aviation companies in foreign countries as well as taking in the sights, as any other tourist would do. This latter activity also enabled him to critique the services that airlines provided to their passengers, and his tips and insights, as well as occasional political commentary were often conveyed in his published columns. In 1969, Parrish sold his interest in American Aviation Publications, Inc. to the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company.