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
Operations at the so-called “DC-3 airports” in Maryland will be suspended Aug. 4 through 7 under a temporary flight restriction.
During flight, a pilot observes that the size of the shadow of his airplane moving across the ground is ……?
A gust front at EAA’s AirVenture in 2011, about to attack AOPA’s tent site.
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