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This Day in Georgia History

March 01, 1929

Macon Got Airmail Service

Macon, Georgia, got airmail service. On Sept. 15, 1926, Florida Airways began airmail service between Atlanta and Miami. The airmail plane was supposed to land at Macon, but it was not until Sept. 27 that Macon city officials completed a landing strip. The airmail service only lasted until Dec. 31, 1926, meaning an end to all airmail service in Georgia. On Dec. 1, 1928 [see entry], airmail service in Georgia was restored with separate routes from Atlanta to Chicago (Contract Air Mail Route 30) and Atlanta to Miami (Contract Air Mail Route 25). Pitcairn Aviation (which became Eastern Air Transport on Jan. 17, 1930) won the contract for the Atlanta-Miami route. On March 1, 1929, Pitcairn began serving Macon on its CAM 25 route.