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first flight covers

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: In aerophilately, a branch of philately, a first flight cover, also known by the acronym FFC, is mail that has been carried on an inaugural flight of an airline, route, or aircraft.

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

William E. Boeing Sr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-10-06-B
Abstract William E. Boeing, Sr. (1881-1956) was an aviation pioneer and founded The Boeing Company in 1916. The collection holds textual materials, such as correspondence, philately, business-related materials, clippings, and ephemera, as well as photographs and illustrations related to his personal and business life, circa 1783-2008. Major areas of interest include family photographs and extensive personal and business-related correspondence.

David O. Hill Seaboard World Airlines Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-12-20
Abstract David O. Hill (1939-) was a pilot for Seaboard World Airlines (SWA). Hill was also SWA's archivist and historian. The collection relates to the company history, personnel, and operations of Seaboard World Airlines (SWA), from its establishment in 1946 to 1980 when it merged with Flying Tigers Line and is comprised primarily of textual materials, the bulk of which are scrapbooks; but also includes photographic materials, including prints, slides, and negatives; and a single DVD.

Nordhoff and Dunnam Families Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2018-08-13
Overview The Nordhoff and Dunnam Families Collection contains items relating to the World War I and II service of the Nordhoff and Dunnam families.

Clyde Pangborn Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2005-12-27
Abstract Clyde Edward Pangborn (circa 1890s-1958) was born in Bridgeport, Washington and was a military pilot and barnstormer. The collection contains photographs and illustrations, correspondence, advertisements, newspaper clippings, a date book, military service records, and ephemera related to the Pangborn's personal life, military service, and barnstorming career from approximately 1912 to 1981.

Jake Schultz Boeing 787 Materials

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: 2010-08-17
Contents of Collection The Jake Schultz Boeing 787 Collection is a very small collection comprised of Boeing 7E7/787 Dreamliner ephemera dated 2004-2010. The collection includes brochures, decals, a first flight cover dated December 15, 2009, and business cards from various Boeing personnel, including Schultz. The materials were collected by Schultz during part of his time working at Boeing.

Noah D. Showalter Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2021-02-25-A
Content Description The Noah D. Showalter Collection consists of textual, visual and audiovisual materials related to the career of N.D. Showalter, from his military service during World War II, to his time as a Boeing test pilot, and later work in military aircaft development.Showalter's military service as a bomber pilot during World War II is documented with a few military records but primarily with materials related to his involvement with the 483rd Bomb Group Association. Included are letters...

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