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History of the U.S. Air Mail, Now with Pictures!

Posted in News | June 10, 2008

The recently published article on the History of the U.S. Air Mail Service has now been augmented with the photos from the original Skyways article.

Boeing Model 40 At Sunset

Posted in Members | June 10, 2008

Addison Pemberton sent us this beautiful shot of his Boeing Model 40 at sunset near Spokane, Washington. As he said, is it 1928 or 2008?

Air Mail Days Covers Now For Sale Online

Posted in News | June 08, 2008

Air Mail Days limited edition air mail covers are now for sale on-line on!

Walt Bowe's Model A Pietenpol

Posted in Members | June 04, 2008

Walt Bowe sent us some photos of his Pietenpol Aircamper in flight around Schellville Aerodrome, Sonoma, California.

June Florida Cub Flyers Newsletter

Posted in Chapter News | June 04, 2008

Here is the Florida Cub Flyers June 2008 Chapter Newsletter.

See all the Chapter Newsletters.

2nd Annual Antique Homebuilt Fly-In

Posted in News | June 02, 2008

July 5-6 at Antique Airfield. Contact AAA HQ at Blakesburg for more info.

History of the U.S. Air Mail Service

Posted in News | June 01, 2008

We've been able to re-publish an article by John Eney on the early history of the U.S. Air Mail Service. This article was originally published in Skyways Journal. An interesting read.

Frank Schelling's Hisso JN-4H Jenny to Attend Air Mail Days

Posted in News | May 30, 2008

Frank Schelling's 1918 Hisso powered JN-4H Jenny is scheduled to attend the Air Mail Days Fly-In. One of only two flying Hisso powered Jennys, this aircraft is an award winner many times over. Since the first mail route between Washington, DC and New York City was flown by Hisso JN-4's, this plane's attendance at Air Mail Days assures authenticity for the event. Read the full press release. Photos by Mike Shreve.

DeHavilland Dragon Rapide Project Photos

Posted in Members | May 30, 2008

Bud Field and John Reed's DeHavilland DH89A Dragon Rapide is nearing completion at Bud's shop in Calaveras, California. The engine run went off perfectly per a report from Bud and "the old girl is going to get real big real soon".

Bill Tinkler Program on Re-tracing the Transcontinental Air Route

Posted in News, Members | May 30, 2008

Bill Tinkler is going to give a program at Air Mail Days, the 2008 Fly-In, on his 1984 flight re-tracing the transcontinental airmail route east to west. Bill's talk will feature the history of the transcontinental airmail route as well as information about his trip and what facilities still exist on the route. Exact date will be announced during the fly-in.