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Air-mail routes and contracts.

United States. Congress. House

Air-mail routes and contracts.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Air mail service,
  • Postal service -- Law and legislation

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesTo simplify administration of air-mail routes and contracts
    SeriesH.rp.1969
    ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Post Roads
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination2 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16172566M


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Air-mail routes and contracts. by United States. Congress. House Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Air Mail scandal, also known as the Air Mail fiasco, is the name that the American press gave to the political scandal resulting from a congressional investigation of the awarding of contracts to certain airlines to carry airmail and to the use of the U.S.

Army Air Corps to fly the ipants: United States Senate, Walter. Airmail: A Brief History The air mail route is the first step toward the universal commercial use of the aeroplane. —Benjamin B. Lipsner, Superintendent of Aerial Mail Service, When airmail began inairplanes were still a fairly new invention.

Pilots flew in open cockpits in all kinds of weather, in planes later described as “aFile Size: 1MB. A total of 34 Contract Air Mail routes would eventually be established in the US between Februand Octohowever with the so-called "Air Mail Scandal" in the USPOD cancelled all the contracts on February 9,which resulted in the suspension of commercial CAM service effective Febru   The Air Mail Act, also known as the Kelly Act, mandated that the Post Office contract out their air mail routes Air-mail routes and contracts.

book independent companies. Senator Clyde Kelly, the bill’s congressional voice, hoped that airlines would reinvest profits earned from carrying air mail into establishing passenger services. "Airlines and Air Mail: The Post Office and the Birth of the Commercial Aviation Industry" by F.R.

van der Linden is such a book. The content of the book has new material presented in a scholarly manner for those interested in the story of how the U.S. civil aviation industry was established in the United States between the two World by: 1.

During “the present emergency,” the War Department would take over the air mail routes. Farley said the contracts were canceled as of midnight on Feb. 19—which gave Foulois the full “week or 10 days” he said he would need.

Thus the White House and the Air Corps leapt off into what would be remembered in history as “the Air Mail. The first act of Congress related to this was the Contract Air Mail Act of (Kelly Act) that authorized the Postmaster General to award contracts to private individuals or companies involved in the air transportation of the mail.

Routes and tariffs were established and the airlines were given subsidies that encouraged the introduction of. By transferring airmail operations to private companies, the government effectively would help create the commercial aviation industry. Various routes were designated and contracts for carrying the mail over these routes were then awarded to many different private air service companies.

The Contract Air Mail routes became known as CAM's. Air mail contracts. Letter from the postmaster general transmitting, in response to Senate resolution no. certain information relative to air mail contracts, existing air mail routes in the United States, new routes to be established, and names of officers and attorneys that have been employees of the United States government within the.

"Airlines and Air Mail: The Post Office and the Birth of the Commercial Aviation Industry" by F.R. van der Linden is such a book. The content of the book has new material presented in a scholarly manner for those interested in the story of how the U.S.

civil aviation industry was established in the United States between the two World Wars.4/5(4). As a result of the Senate investigations, which alleged “conspiracy, corruption and favoritism” (p.

) in the awarding of air mail contracts, President Franklin Roosevelt suspended the contracts with private airlines and resorted to delivery by the U.S. Army Air Corps. TABLE —Statement showing appropriation and total expenditure for operation and maintenance of the Air Mail Service for the fiscal Air-mail routes and contracts.

book to Air Mail Service. Air Mail Pioneers-Photo Gallery. Photos are from the book, "Saga of the U.S. Air Mail Service" October 1, Transcontinal Overnight Route by Arthur C.

Lueder, Postmaster. foreign air mail contracts The airmail legislation described in Part One did not apply to air transportation of foreign mail. Eventually, with the U.S.

government strongly supporting mail service between North and South America, the U.S. Congress passed the Foreign Air. He then looks in more detail at the legislation that turned the operation of the air mail routes over to private contractors.

The bulk of the book deals with the interaction between Brown and the emerging airline industry, in particular his attempts to apply Progressive principles to the government's support of the new enterprise. Air mail contracts provided a critical indirect subsidy and a solid financial foundation for this nascent industry.

Postmaster General Walter F. Brown used these contracts as a carrot and a stick to ensure that the industry developed in the public interest while guaranteeing the. The Contract Air Mail Act. InCongressman Kelly of Pennsylvania introduced legislation to have the Post Office contract out the airmail routes to industry.

Congress passed the Contract Air Mail Act (a.k.a. the Kelly Act) on February 2, Writes Robert J. Sterling in his book Legend and Legacy: TheAuthor: Grant Cates. The Air Mail scandal, also known as the Air Mail fiasco, is the name that the American press gave to the political scandal resulting from a congressional investigation of a meeting (the so-called Spoils Conference), between Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown and the executives of the top airlines, and to the disastrous results of the steps taken by the administration of President.

The air mail subsidy rates were reduced, the mail went through, and U.S. commercial aviation improved and prospered. The air mail episode was wrapped up inwhen the Court of Claims found that the Postmaster General was justified in revoking the contracts because there had been collusion, but denied the government any financial restitution.

Regular U.S. Air Mail service was inaugurated onand government-owned aircraft transported the mail. Following the passage of the Kelly Act inthe U.S. Post Office began contracting with private companies to carry mail on designated routes.

Growing numbers of passengers went along for the ride. Air Mail scandal. The Air Mail scandal, also known as the Air Mail fiasco, is the name that the American press gave to the political scandal resulting from a congressional investigation of a meeting (the so-called Spoils Conference), during the Herbert Hoover administration between Postmaster General Walter Folger Brown and the executives of the top airlines, and to the disastrous.

The Contract Air Mail Act of - Kelly Air Mail Act. By the mid s, the Post Office mail fleet was flying million miles and delivering 14 million letters annually.

However, the government had no intention of continuing airmail service on its own. Traditionally, the Post Office had used private companies for the transportation of mail.

He flew the first coastal air mail routes, started several airline companies-Seattle Flying Service, Pacific Air Transport, Gorst Air Transport, Barnes and Gorst Air Mail, and Victoria Air Mail-and pioneered Alaskan aviation, in the state where he had once mined nuggets during the late ’s “gold rush” years.

Air Mail-Government Owned and Operated and Contract Service, Hearings on H.R. &Ap32 pp. Transener: Expanding Transmission Capacity Jan Author: Catherine Wolfram. Textual Records: Office files of Solicitor William H.

Lamar, Opinions,Letters sent,Selected case files,concerning use of the mails for fraud, sedition, lotteries, false advertising, transportation of obscene matter, and other violations of postal laws and regulations, with indexes.

Case. There was an interruption of service in February when President Roosevelt ordered the Post Office to cancel contracts and U.S. Army planes flew the mail while new bids were sought and routes rearranged.

The best source for information is the American Air Mail Catalogue. Since Army Air Corps resources were insufficient to continue the extensive air mail service provided by the commercial carriers, the Air Corps planned to operate only 14 of the 26 air routes previously flown by contract carriers and to accept a corresponding degradation.

The Air Mail scandal, also known as the Air Mail fiasco, is the name that the American press gave to the political scandal resulting from a congressional investigation of the awarding of contracts to certain airlines to carry airmail and to the use of the U.S.

Army Air Corps to fly the mail. A total of 34 Contract Air Mail routes were awarded and opened between early and Octohowever with the "Air Mail Scandal" the USPOD cancelled all the contracts on February 9,that resulted in the suspension of commercial CAM service effective from February 2.

Regulations on international routes/domestic routes 3. Passenger fares and cargo rates 4. Rates to be paid by the post office department for carriage of US mail 5. accounts and records to be maintained by air carriers and the reports to be submitted.

Airmail (or air mail) is a mail transport service branded and sold on the basis of at least one leg of its journey being by air. Airmail items typically arrive more quickly than surface mail, and usually cost more to l may be the only option for sending mail to some destinations, such as overseas, if the mail cannot wait the time it would take to arrive by ship, sometimes weeks.

Air Mail Routes and Rates in South America,Emphasized the formal rates and routes, those of French lines pages, card, out of print but we have a small stock The Secrets of Air Mail Routes and Rates in South America,Emphasizes the rates that were not published and the Clipper Attempts,pages, card, $   This book makes a major contribution to the history of commercial aviation in the United States by examining the central role of the U.S.

Air Mail from throughwhen the Postmaster General had unprecedented power over commercial : Eric Schatzberg. Alfred W. Lawson, WISCONSIN AVIATION HALL OF FAME This website offers a number of interesting features including; Who We Are, What's New, Hall of Fame, Nominations and Forward in Flight, the History of Aviation in Wisconsin, a book which may be purchased in their "Shop.".

To see a listing of all of the aviators who are honored in the "Hall of Fame," just click on. Federal Soup» AGENCIES/ORGANIZATIONS/MILITARY» Postal Employees» Maps of Every Postal Route in USA.

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Print this topic. Administration of air-mail routes and contracts. Hearing before the Committee on post offices and post roads, United States Senate, Seventy-third Congress, seconi session, on S.J. Res.administration of air-mail routes and contracts.

June 9, U.S. Congress. Senate. Inall United States commercial air mail carrying contracts were cancelled due to controversy over how the contracts had been awarded. The United States Army Air Corps was charged with carrying air mail service, beginning 19 February Due in part to extremely bad weather, inadequate preparation of the mail pilots, and the inadequacies of pressing military aircraft into duties for.

Subsidies for carrying mail exceeded the cost of the mail itself, and some carriers abused their contracts by flooding the system with junk mail at % profit or hauling heavy freight as air mail.

Historian Oliver E. Allen, in his book The Airline Builders, estimated that airlines would have had to charge a pound passenger $ per ticket. The Stearman M-2 Speedmail (nicknamed the Bull Stearman) was a mail-carrier aircraft produced by the Stearman Aircraft Company of Wichita, first flew in January The Speedmail was a single seat biplane, with two large cargo compartments in place of a front cockpit.

The fuselage and tail unit were constructed from welded chrome-moly steel tube faired with wooden formers and Designer: Lloyd Stearman. Air Mail scandal. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better. Pan American World Airways, originally founded as Pan American Airways and commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal and largest international air carrier and unofficial flag carrier of the United States from until its collapse on December 4, It was founded in as a scheduled air mail and passenger service operating between Key West, Florida, and Havana, ations: 86 countries on all six major continents at its peak in.

The s postcard of the Air Mail Service hangar at Cheyenne is from the American Heritage Center at the University of Wyoming. Used with thanks. The photo of the field at Dana, Wyo., is from the Kitching Collection of the Hanna Basin Museum.

Used with permission and thanks. The rest of the photos are from the author’s collection.Scandal came to the air mail industry inwith the aptly named Air Mail Scandal. Following the Democratic victory in the election ofthe routes set by Brown were investigated and found to be favorable to companies favored by the Hoover administration.

Inthe contracts set up by the "spoils conference" were cancelled, and.International air mail contracts were the bread and butter for services like Hubbard's, but most domestic air mail was carried by government pilots.

This changed with passage of the Kelly Act inwhich authorized the Post Office to contract with private carriers on designated routes.