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Celebrating 100 Years of Airmail Service – The First Airfields


In 1918 the Post Office Department (now United States Postal Service) initiated airmail service between Washington, DC and New York City with a stop in Philadelphia – Service began on May 15, 1918 using Army pilots, but was fully taken … Continue reading

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A well-worn transcontinental route


While reading the fabulous book entitled Mavericks of the Sky, I was intrigued by how the route chosen for the first transcontinental airmail trip was nearly identical to an overland route so often tread by foot, hoof, wagon wheel, rail, … Continue reading

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Airmail dAIRdevils – one ‘first-class’ read


Most of us have become accustomed to the benefits of overnight air delivery of mail, packages, and freight in the past three or four decades. The onset of corporate giants like Fedex and UPS have made these services largely routine. … Continue reading

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