Curtiss Jenny Biplane US19180419-S-EN.v01-LH

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After an intermittent series of government sponsored experimental flights between 1911 and 1918, domestic U.S. Air Mail was formally established as a new class of service by the United States Post Office Department on May 15, 1918, with the inauguration of the Washington, D.C. (Washington Polo Grounds) - New York City (Belmont Park) route, with an intermediate stop in Philadelphia (Bustleton Field), for which the first of special Air Mail stamps were issued. The route was extended to Boston three weeks later on June 4. The service was operated by U.S. Army donated Curtiss JN-4HM "Jenny" biplanes flown by Army pilots. The Curtiss JN-4 is possibly North America's most famous World War I aircraft, built by the Curtiss Aeroplane Company of Hammondsport, New York. It was a twin-seat (student in front of instructor) dual control biplane. Its tractor prop and maneuverability made it ideal for initial pilot training with a 90 horsepower Curtiss OX-5 V8 engine giving a top speed of 75 miles per hour and a service ceiling of 6,500 feet. The "Jenny" remained in service with the US Army until 1927...



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