Authors

Arvin Schultz

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Nick Manderfield

Publication/Presentation Date

Winter 1-18-2017

Abstract/Description

Did you know the U.S. Postal Service was directly responsible for the development of the airlines and early aviation in the United States? Hear this fascinating story and the unique connection that our state played from “Arv” Schultz, publisher of Arizona Flyways magazine and author of a book on the History of Aviation in Arizona. Learn the origins of the airmail system; how we went from ‘bonfires to beacons’; to airways; to flying the mail 24 hours a day. All this lead to the remarkable aviation industry we enjoy and take for granted today.

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