International airmail service was inaugurated on March 3, 1919, between Seattle, WA, USA, and Victoria, BC, Canada by American pilot Edward Hubbard piloting a Boeing Type C biplane with pontoons. Regular service began on October 14, 1920, and continued under successive contracts until June 30, 1937. Airplane designer William Edward Boeing was a passenger on the flight.
March 3, 1919
Seattle, WA, USA, Victoria, BC, Canada
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