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 has alerted AOPA to a spike in airspace penetration and violations of the Washington, D.C., Special Flight Rules Area, particularly stemming from operations at Leesburg Executive Airport (JYO) in Leesburg, Va.
Public-use heliports aren't very plentiful, but those that are offer unique capabilities and a fun challenge.
The NTSB has organized a safety seminar May 10 to focus on aerodynamic stalls and loss of control, a leading cause of general aviation fatalities.
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