Monday, October 22, 2018

First Canada US mail flight, 1928

Larry Milberry, Aviation in Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson 1979
Pictured at St Hubert in October 1928, a crew loads up the mail for the inaugural Canada-US mail flight. The aircraft, a Fairchild FC-2W2 is lettered in Canadian Colonial colours, a subsidiary of the Aviation Services of Delaware, a company that was trying to corner the eastern Canadian aviation market. Not much information on this company but it's likely part of the Fairchild aircraft company which was branching out into all sorts of aviation-related businesses at that time.
This particular aircraft burnt in a hangar fire in New Jersey in 1930.

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