WestJet to commemorate Western Canada’s inaugural air mail flight

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WestJet to commemorate Western Canada’s inaugural air mail flight

On Monday, WestJet in collaboration with the Canadian Aerophilatelic Society and The Calgary Airport Authority will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Western Canada’s inaugural air mail flight.

The flight was made by aviatrice Katherine Stinson (above and below) on July 9, 1918, from Calgary to Edmonton, containing a mailbag with a reported 259 letters. In honor of Stinson, flight 3143 will be flown by WestJet Encore Captain’s Athenia Jansen and Janna Breker Kettner.

Photos: U.S. Library of Congress.