This image shows Earle Ovington, who flew the first flight for the U.S. Postal Service on September 13, 1911 from Long Island, New York. With a full mail bag squeezed between his legs, Ovington took off and flew to Mineola, a few miles away. He banked his airplane and pushed the bag overboard. It fell to the ground and was retrieved by the local postmaster.
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Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum