Archive for March 19th, 2011

19th March
2011
written by Richard

In war surplus biplanes, aviation pioneers T. Claude Ryan and B. Franklin Mahoney made history on March 1, 1925. The launch of their Los Angeles–San Diego Air Line, would be America’s first regularly scheduled, daily airline service.  This is the story of America’s First Airline.

T. Claude Ryan in the cockpit of his new airliner. Courtesy San Diego Air & Space Museum.