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North Carolina's Own and Only Home-Based Airline

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At the Wilmington airport on February 20, 1948, a Douglas DC-3, carrying a few passengers, took off for Cincinnati. It was the first flight for Piedmont Airlines, founded by Tom Davis of Winston-Salem. The airline carried around 40,000 passengers the first year. Growth over the succeeding years brought the number to over one million. Britt discusses the rise of this local airline.
We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 24 Issue 5, Oct 1966, p145-147, 178-179, il, por, map