Air Mail

Air Mail (HMBIX)

Location: Washington, DC 20418
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.885', W 77° 2.607'

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The world's first airplane mail to be operated as a continuously scheduled public service started from this field May 15, 1918.

The route connected Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Curtiss JN 4-H airplanes with a capacity of 150 pounds of mail flew the 230 miles in about three hours.

The service was inaugurated by the Post Office Department in cooperation with the Aviation Section of the Signal Corps of the U. S. Army. On August 12, 1918, the service was taken over in its entirety by the Post Office Department.
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series
Year Placed1958
Placed ByThe Aero Club of Washington on the fortieth anniversary, May 15, 1958
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322751 N 4305601
Decimal Degrees38.88141667, -77.04345000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.885', W 77° 2.607'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 53.10" N, 77° 2' 36.42" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2730 Rock Creek Park Trails, Washington DC 20418, US
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