A Red Letter day

The U.S. Postal Service will continues its 100th anniversary celebration of air mail in August when it releases the second commemorative air mail stamp. In May, the Postal Service issued a United States Air Mail Blue Forever stamp to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of airmail service. On Aug. 11, 2018, it will […]

Airmail celebration flight carries 2,700 letters

Three historic Stearman Speedmail biplanes carried 2,700 letters for 1,200 miles from San Diego to Seattle from Sunday, May 13, to Friday, May 18, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of airmail service in the United States. The Mail Centennial Celebration included a stop in Olympia, Washington, where the public got the chance to view these […]

100 Years of Airmail celebrated with flight

May 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first U.S. government airmail flight. To honor that milestone, a collection of classic airmail planes from 1931 will fly the original Contract Air Mail Route 8 (C.A.M. 8) from San Diego to Seattle. The flight is scheduled for Sunday, May 13-Friday, May 18. Aircraft on the flight […]

Post Office celebrates 100th anniversary of airmail

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States Postal Service will honor the beginning of airmail service by dedicating two United States Air Mail Forever stamps this year. The first commemorates the pioneering spirit of the brave pilots who first flew the mail in the early years of aviation. The first-day-of-issue ceremony for this stamp will take […]