Governor John Trumbull, airplane, solo flight

Governor John Trumbull, airplane, solo flight

Connecticut Governor John H. Trumbull (1925-1931) is shown seated in a biplane. A running caped messenger in colonial dress is painted on the side, possibly an early logo of Colonial Air Transport, which was awarded the New York/Boston airmail contract in 1926, and of which Trumbull was part owner. On back: "former Governor John H. Trumbull, Connecticut's flying governor. Appointed the first state commissioner of aviation shortly after WWI. His solo flight in 1928 (?)" Hartford Courant article dated October 24, 1927 - "Governor Trumbull becomes first governor in the nation to qualify for a pilot's license and makes his first solo flight," in an Alexander Eaglerock plane.