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Featured Article - The Reluctant Pioneer and Air Mail's Origin
Major Reuben H. Fleet welcomed his new responsibility as officer-in-charge of inaugurating the first U.S. airmail service the way a fledgling pilot welcomes a tail spin at 500 feet.

On Wings of Faith: Navigating the First Day/Night Transcontinental
Dirty gray clouds rolled in low over Long Island Sound, a sure sign of bad weather ahead.

Flight into History: Earle Ovington was First
September 23, 1911, dawned gray and cold.

Who's On First?
Fred Wiseman of Santa Rosa claims he flew the mail first.

Hadley Field, Night Air Mail's first eastern terminus As Post Office plans for inaugurating night airmail progressed it became apparent that New York's Hazlehurst Field, often blanketed in fog and smoke, proved sadly inadequate.


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