Boeing 40c Itinerary for Pemberton’s Transcontinental Flight

Way back when, postage for transcontinental airmail was 24 cents

Way back when, postage for transcontinental airmail was 24 cents

Months ago, I wrote a blog post on Addison Pemberton and his restored Boeing 40c.   Be sure to check it out for background.  Today Pemberton began a transcontinental flight in his plane that began at Republic Field in New York, and will end on Monday in San Francisco.  The flight plan retraces an old transcontinental mail route.  Here is the latest info I can find on the 40c Itinerary.

Biplane image on this Kyle Design Vitamin Case

Biplane image on this Kyle Design Vitamin Case

Transcontinental Air Mail Route Schedule, Sept. 10-15, 2008

Subject to Change Due to possible weather-related or other delays.

— Wed., Sept. 10 — Depart New York Republic Field 9:30 a.m. Arrive Bellefonte, PA late morning. Depart and arrive Cleveland, OH Burke Lakefront Airport (BKL) late afternoon/early evening. Overnight stop.

— Thurs., Sept. 11 — Depart Cleveland (BKL) 9:30 a.m. Arrive Bryan, OH (OG6) late morning. Depart and arrive Chicago, IL Lansing Airport (IGQ) late afternoon. Arrive Iowa City, IA (IOW) early evening. Overnight stop.

Aviators Christmas Ornament at Kyle Design

Aviators Christmas Ornament at Kyle Design

— Fri., Sept. 12 — Depart Iowa City 9:30 a.m. Arrive Omaha, NE (OMA) late morning. Depart and arrive North Platte, NE, (LBF) late afternoon. Overnight stop.

— Sat., Sept. 13 — Depart North Platte 9:30 a.m. Arrive Cheyenne, WY (CYS), late morning. Depart and arrive mid-afternoon Rawlins, WY (RWL). Depart and arrive Rock Springs, WY (RKS) early evening. Overnight stop.

— Sun., Sept. 14 — Depart Rock Springs 9:30 a.m. Arrive Salt Lake City, UT (U42) late morning. Depart and arrive Elko, NV (EKO) late afternoon. Depart and arrive Reno, NV (RNO) early evening. Overnight stop.

— Mon., Sept. 15 — Depart Reno 9:30 a.m. Arrive Hayward, CA (HWD) late morning. Depart Hayward mid-day for San Francisco (SFO or Chrissy Field). Return to Hayward. Overnight stop.

Be sure to check local airports for details on public views and access.  Also, you can follow the flight on a daily basis via the following link:  Smithsonian Airmail Odyssey.