Airline

World’s first commercial airline: The two flying brothers

 • The airline made two flights daily, six days a week. The tickets sold out 16 weeks in advance. 

 • Then a second Benoist airboat was added with Tony Jannus' brother, Roger, as the pilot. The airline operated for almost four months before interest declined rapidly because winter residents went back north.

 • The brothers continued to perform tests of aircraft and trained other pilots. Both brothers died while flying - Tony's plane crashed into the Black Sea in 1916 while training Russian pilots, and Roger crashed during

3 STASHED

World’s First Commercial Airline | The Greatest Moments in Flight

space.com

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP:

IDEAS ABOUT