Airline Expansion and Innovation(1927 - 1941)

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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