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
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