Tag Archives: first flight

75 years airport Flughafen Frankfurt Rhein Main

Share75 years ago, on 8 July 1936, Frankfurt Rhein Main airport was officially opened. A Junkers Ju 52 Auntie Ju / Tante Ju aiplane was the first aircraft to land at Frankfurt Rhein Main airport. Later on that day, airship … Continue reading

Posted in airships, Hindenburg, History, Postal History, ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First official airmail 1911, Allahabad – Naini, India

ShareOn the day 100 years ago, on 18 February 1911, a mail bag with approximately 6.000 covers was flown by French pilot Henri Pequet from Allahabad to Naini, India. This small hop of only five miles made history: It was … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, History, Postal History, ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Fred Wiseman – First airmail flight 100 years ago

ShareOn this day in 1911, the first airmail flight took place. Fred Wiseman flew on a self-made Wisman-Peters plane 15 miles from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, California, USA. The flight took two days with a total flying time of only … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, History, Postal History, ZEPPELIN POST JOURNAL | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

100 years of Swiss aviation

ShareYesterday (March 10), 100 years ago: The first motor driven airplane took off from Switzerland. A Wright biplane brought in by train flew for five minutes over the frozen St. Moritzersee in Switzerland. The plane was piloted by Paul Engelhard. … Continue reading

Posted in General, History | Tagged , , | Leave a comment