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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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Aviation purgatory – airplane boneyards


Probably one of the strangest and saddest land uses you will ever encounter are aircraft boneyards – essentially, these are airport junkyards for discarded airplanes. Some sites specialize in commercial aircraft, while others in military hardware. In either case, used … 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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Up, up, and away


Here is weblink to artist renderings of of some future airplane designs for 2025 that were submitted to NASA. Gotta say several of them are quite cool.

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