#AllNipponAirways (#ANA) began as Japan Helicopter & Aeroplane Transports Company #onthisday in 1952. The airline has grown to become the largest in Japan. In December 1998, ANA began service from Tokyo to San Francisco. Have you ever flown on ANA?
#CathayPacific Airways was registered in Hong Kong #onthisday in 1946 by former WWII pilots. Here you can see the airline’s first plane, a Douglas C-47, the military designation for the DC-3, nicknamed “Betsy”. Have you ever been to Hong Kong? #MuseumFromHome
#HBD to Juan Trippe, who was born #onthisday in 1899. The founder of Pan American Airways, Trippe and PAA revolutionized international air travel, inaugurating the first regular commercial trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic air service. #avgeek
#HappyBirthday to Juan Trippe, the late founder and President of Pan American, who was born #onthisday in 1899. #PanAm’s unrivaled string of aviation firsts included first commercial service across the oceans, first successful jet service, and the first widebody service. #avgeek
#Northeast Airlines’ last day of operation occurred #onthisday in 1972. The airline began as Boston-Maine Airways in 1931 and was absorbed by #Delta Air Lines. Did you ever fly on Northeast Airlines? #avgeek
#OnThisDay in 1924, Huff Daland Dusters Inc. was founded; it was one of the earliest known commercial aerial crop-dusting operations in America. In 1928, when C.E. Woolman took over the company, he renamed it Delta Air Service, a predecessor to Delta Air Lines. #avgeek
#OnThisDay in 1924, the Huff Daland Dusters, based in Macon, Georgia, began one of the earliest known commercial aerial crop-dusting operations in America. This company is now known as #Delta Air Lines. What are you favorite Delta memories?
#OnThisDay in 1927, #CharlesLindbergh landed in Paris, France, after completing the first solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Departing from New York, after 33 1/2 hours, Lindbergh became an international star upon landing at Paris’ Le Bourget Field. #avgeek
#OnThisDay in 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed in Paris, France, after completing his historic solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. His 3,500-mile journey crossed more than 1,900 miles of open ocean before he landed in Paris’ Le Bourget Field. #avgeek#MuseumFromHome
#OnThisDay in 1930, Ellen Church began her first shift as the first female cabin crewmember at Boeing Air Transport (BAT). She pioneered the “stewardess” profession and recruited seven more women for hire. #EllenChurch#avgeek#WomenInAviation
#OnThisDay in 1930, the City and County of San Francisco began purchasing Mills Field and the surrounding property. San Francisco agreed to a ten-year purchasing program with the Mills Estate to acquire 1,112 acres. #avgeek
#OnThisDay in 1931, Anne Morrow Lindbergh and Charles A. Lindbergh, took off on a survey flight from Long Island to China, to scout out a commercial route for #PanAm. Anne was a licensed pilot, and together they embarked on several well publicized survey flights. #MuseumFromHome