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Katherine Stinson Curtiss Special - by Jim Bruce

Katherine Stinson Curtiss Special - by Jim Bruce

On July 9, 1918 in her custom-built biplane, Katherine Stinson, the fourth American woman to earn a pilot's license and famous as a barnstormer, flew the first air mail delivery in western Canada in a flight from Calgary to Edmonton, carrying a mail bag with 259 letters. On July 9, 2006, a re-enactment of Katherine Stinsonšs airmail delivery, the first cross-country flight in Alberta, will be made by flying 259 letters from Calgary to Edmonton. The event is a joint effort of the western chapter of the Canadian Aerophilatelic Society (CAS) and the Alberta Aviation Museum Association. The arrival in Edmonton will coincide with the official unveiling of the Curtiss Special. The aircraft will then officially join the collection of historic aircraft at the Alberta Aviation Museum.

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