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
The FAA encourages pilots to do a number of things in order to increase safety, but does not require them. Check out these three actions that are recommended.
Among the very first lessons a pilot learns is that a control yoke is not a steering wheel. Research underway in Europe could change that.
AOPA President Mark Baker and AOPA Foundation Executive Director Jim Minow are challenging one another to see who can recruit the most Hat in the Ring Society members for the foundation before the end of the year.
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