Airline Expansion and Innovation(1927 - 1941)

Compass Used on First Scheduled Air Mail Flight

Compass Used on First Scheduled Air Mail Flight

On May 15, 1918, Lt. Howard P. Culver navigated between Philadelphia and Belmont Park, near New York City, using this liquid-filled compass installed in his Curtiss Jenny.
Gift of Mrs. A. Paul Culver

Image number 2007-13179
Credit: Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

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