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AIR MAIL TURNS 100

On May 15, 1918, regularly schedualed air mail flights took off for the first time.

The Celebrations listed below are to celebrate 100 years of Airmail Flights

(links are blue and underlined)

LOCATION

DATE

DESCRIPTION of EVENT

San Diego-Seattle along
CAM Route No. 8
May 13-18, 2018

AIRMAIL CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FLIGHT

Three vintage biplanes will retrace the route of CAM 8, from San Diego to Seattle, from May 13th to May 18th , 2018.

Red Lion Rd & Haldeman Ave
Philadelphia PA

May 19, 2018

Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Join us for a fun leap back 100 years on May 19th as we unnveil a PA Historical Marker, near the Bustleton Field landing site to commemorate the famous flight. They will have a brass band, antique cars, paper airplane contests, history, flight, mail trivia, and more.

1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr.
College Park, MD 20740

 

The Field of Firsts Foundation (FOFF)

In collaboration with the College Park Aviation Museum and College Park Airport, also known as the College Park Aviation Campus, are implementing a 16-24 month celebration of the Airmail Centennial. 

Dubois Municipal Airport-U41, Dubois, ID 83423 May 19, 2018

100th Anniversary Celebration of the US Airmail
& Restoration of Dubois Beacon Station

Join the fun and learn more about the U.S. Airmail System and see a restored complete beacon station used by the night flying airmail pilots. This site has all original equipment and has been painted in the original colors from the 1920's. Events: Breakfast 7:45-9:00 am, Ceremony 9:00-9:30

Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. N.E., Washington, DC. May 1, 2018

USPS to celebrate 100th anniversary of U.S. Airmail Service

The United States Postal Service will honor the beginning of airmail service by dedicating two United States Air Mail Forever stamps this year.

     

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT ANY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS SEND IT TO:

arrowquest@outlook.com