A few photos of CNAC’s first DC-2’s maiden flight, all from the Edward P. Howard collection… China’s Wings
Two more classic old photos of CNAC’s first DC-2 coming ashore, and one of it finally assembled, ready to fly.
The DC-2 had none of the criss-cross mishmash of struts and spars that had knit together previous generations of aircraft, not a single one. Something about the...
A colorful CNAC luggage label from the early 1930s.
Three lovely Chinese women photographed in front of a Douglas Dolphin at Shanghai’s Lunghwa Airport, 1934.
“The only overpowered seaplane I ever flew."
The Stinson Detroiter was one of the two airplane types being operated by the China National Aviation Corporation at the opening of China’s Wings, when Wi...
The most useful commercial airplane in China in 1931
Photo of the Yangtze Gorges looking over the tail of one of CNAC’s Loening Air Yachts, early 1930s
CNAC was the China National Aviation Corporation, a civil airline partnership between Pan American Airways and the Chinese Nationalist Government of Chiang Kai-...