Frederick J. Wiseman
Amateur Endurance Record
January 18th, 1911

     If you search for "Fred Wiseman" +"air mail", using the Google search engine, (9-21-10), you will find about 509 links. Among the most helpful are the following.

San Francisco Bay Area Post Card Club
      This appears to be their newletter for May, 2008. You will find about three full pages devoted to his activities with aeroplanes. It is illustrated with several very nice photographs. You may want to use the "FIND" function on "Wiseman" to find the beginning of the story.

     This page on Nancy Allison Wright's Airmail Pioneers website offers a very nice story of Fred and his airmail flight from Petaluma, Fred's home town, to Santa Rosa. It was made some six full months before Earle Ovington who is generally credited with making the first airmail flight in the US. The story is well illustrated with several pictures, one a drawing made at the time and a photograph showing Fred standing by his 1910 aeroplane on the occasion of a recreation of the flight in 1947. You can access the page by clicking on the title above. While there, if time permits, you will be well rewarded to visit some of the other offerings of this important website.

      This page on the U S Centennial of Flight website offers short revues of several early air mail flights, including that of Fred Wiseman. It also offers a drawing which represents his flight, courtesy of Airmail Pioneers. The page may be accessed by clicking on the title above.

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