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Above the Clouds: The Airplanes
By the Seat of Your Pants: The Pilots
Learning that Delivers: Site Guide


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In the early years of flight, it took imagination and perseverance to get airplanes in the air and to keep them flying. The story of America's airmail system involves many brave and creative people from engineers and mechanics to pilots and superintendents. These people believed that delivering mail by airplane would be valuable for the public, and worked to make airmail successful, no matter how difficult the task became.

Explore airmail service ~1911 to ~1926
>> Above the Clouds: The Airplanes
>> By the Seat of Their Pants: The Pilots
>> Learning That Delivers: Site Guide for Teachers & Parents

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How long did it take to get a message across the United States in 1900, 1918, and 1926?

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