FAA History Lesson -- September 27

A short two-for-one today.

From the FAA Historical Chronology, 1926-1996...

” Sep 27, 1956: CAA announced the formation of a team of aviation specialists to provide technical assistance and guidance to Afghanistan in developing a national airways system. Under the sponsorship of the International Cooperation Administration, the modernization program called for loans and expenditures totaling $14,560,000 to expand Afghanistan’s air transportation facilities. ”

” Sep 27, 1987: California became the first state to ban smoking on all intrastate trips by airline, bus, or train. In addition, the bill required that at least 75 percent of the space in airports and public transit centers be set aside for nonsmokers. The bill became effective Jan 1, 1988. (See Apr 23, 1988.) ”

Don Brown
September 27, 2007


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