January 31, 2014
Question: One of the early practical uses for the airplane was to carry mail. The first airplane flights to carry mail took place in which three countries?
Answer: Mail was carried by airplane in India, the United States, and England in 1911. The very first was on Feb. 18 in India by French pilot Henri Pequet. Source: 1001 Questions Answered About Aviation History; C.H. Hildreth and Bernard Nalty
Safety and Education
With Super Bowl XLIX around the corner, AOPA sat down with the commander in charge of national air defense.
Tom Haines talks with NORAD Commander Adm. Bill Gortney about TFRs, fighter intercepts, and general aviation and Navy flying.
A Seattle pilot on a ferry flight from California to Maui deployed his airframe parachute near Hawaii and was videotaped by the Coast Guard.
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