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ANNOUNCEMENT

 
The Library will be CLOSED from December 17, 2017 to
January 8, 2018
(Yearend inventory and housekeeping).

Library services will resume on January 9, 2018.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!


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The Flight of the Commonwealth

The first successful aerial journey from Spain to Manila took place in May 1926, when the Legazpi first landed in Manila. This feat was duplicated by Spanish aviator Fernando Rein in 1932, and again, in 1933.

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Philippine Air Lines: Before the War

The Philippine Aerial Taxi Company (PATCO) was established as an air shuttle service to and from Manila, Baguio, and Paracale in 1930. On March 18, 1931, it made its first round-trip flight between Manila and Iloilo. By the end of that year, PATCO flew its first scheduled service in response to public demand for passenger flights. Then, in 1932, it was awarded a contract to carry mail between Manila and Baguio.

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Commercial Air Travel in the Philippines: The Early Years

After starting operations at the Nielson Airport in March 1941, Philippine Airlines (PAL) began competing with the Iloilo–Negros Air Express (INAEC), which had been plying domestic routes since 1933.

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