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#Onthisday in 1929, Charles Lindbergh piloted a Ford 5-AT Tri-Motor, named "Mexico" and painted with C.M.A. and Pan American Airways markings, on the first southbound airmail service from Brownsville Municipal Airport in Brownsville, Texas, to Mexico City, via Tampico. Located at the southernmost point of Texas, near the Mexico–United States border, the Brownsville Municipal Airport served as Pan American Airways’ Western Division base for destinations to Mexico by its Mexican subsidiary Compañía Mexicana de Aviación or C.M.A. Charles Lindbergh completed this inaugural flight only two days after the Brownsville Airport opened. Image: Brownsville Municipal Airport, Brownsville, Texas, c. 1929. Gift of Jon E. Krupnick. 2010.281.006.025 - A large crowd welcomes Charles Lindbergh at Brownsville Municipal Airport before his inaugural airmail flight to Mexico City, 1929. Gift of Jon E. Krupnick. 2010.281.006.008

This post was tagged #avgeek and #Brownsville and #airport and #Texas and #PAA and #panam and #CharlesLindbergh and #aviationhistory

This image was posted on March 10, 2019.

This post mentions the following things involved with the SFO Museum collection:

airmail flight cover: Pan American Airways, Fourth Pacific survey flight, San Francisco - Guam route
Image by SFO Museum.
Pan American Airways (1927 to 1991)
This airline was from the United States. It is related to Pan American World Airways (the company) .