Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing

Yellow and black biplane Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing hanging in museum
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The Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing was designed to carry air mail along the routes of the eastern United States. Efficient and economical, it helped build the route structure for what would ultimately become Eastern Air Lines. The Mailwing NC-2895 was built in 1927 and was the prototype for a series of Pitcairn mail planes.




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