It is January 8, 1920. The route to Omaha launches! Just as quickly as it starts it ends - a day later. Our experience with the Chicago/Cleveland launch taught the "powers that be" not much, we suppose, because once again another route was launched in the middle of winter.

As always though, the Air Mail prevails and the Omaha route is picked up once again in May. Along with the other two it runs smoothly during this time of year. A path has been selected for the rest of the expansion to the Pacific with 3 major stops and 4 smaller stops in between, totaling seven new cities.

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The Post Office has sent people to begin scouting out hanger and airstrip locations in all of the seven cities. The cross-country advancement becomes easier from here on out. Nonetheless, the flying still has its perils.