Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Terry BakerTerry Baker, co-founder of the NetLetter scours the internet for aviation-related Trivia and Travel Tips for you, our readers, to peruse.

Hubbard Air Service 1919-1927.

tmb boeing b 1 seaplaneIn 1919 Eddie Hubbard was the first pilot to land in Victoria’s harbour. Under contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS), he established the first airmail service on the west coast flying into Victoria’s harbour out of Seattle. In his two years, he flew 35,000 miles over 220 Seattle – Victoria round trips.

In 1921 for no discernable reason, Hubbard lost the USPS contract to Alaska Airways. Ancel Eckmann who, in 1929, would be the first to fly Seattle-Juneau, flew American Airways’ Curtiss HS-21 flying boat on the service. The contract reverted back to Hubbard six months later.

Upon Hubbard’s retirement in 1927, Herold Walker took over from Hubbard. He flew Hubbard’s B1 flying boat for Northwest Air Services Inc. until 1929.

(Source: www.victoriaharbourhistory.com)

The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long, biennial event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow. This year's event was held July 16 to 19, 2018 at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, United Kingdom.

Below is a Youtube video showing "The BEST of Farnborough Airshow 2018".

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