FreightWaves Classics: “Aerial newsboy” was a pioneering pilot

Didier Masson at the controls of an airplane that landed in San Bernardino, California in 1911. (Photo: San Bernardino Sun)

On January 7, 1911, the first bulk delivery of newspapers via an airplane occurred in California. This took place just over seven years after the Wright Brothers’ made aviation history during their pioneering flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Orville and Wilbur Wright were the first to successfully fly an airplane on December 17, 1903. (Photo: biograpy.com)Orville and Wilbur Wright were the first to successfully fly an airplane on December 17, 1903.
(Photo: biograpy.com)

Background

Didier Masson (February 23, 1886 – June 2, 1950) was also a pioneering aviator who was born in Asnières, France. 

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