On 18th February 1911, a French Pilot, Henri Pequet flew a small Sommer biplane carrying 6,500 letters from Allahabad to Naini. The Journey was brief and lasted just thirteen minutes. This was the world’s first official airmail flight. Among the letters of many eminent people there was one from Pt. Motilal Nehru to his son Jawaharlal Nehru.
The Indian Airforce operated a special flight on 12th Feb 2011 between Allahabad and Naini and carry First Day Covers with the commemorative stamps and a special postmark recording re-enactment of this historic flight.Senior Journalist of Allahabad Sanjay Pratap Singh sent this material for readers of philamirror.It contains picture postcard autographed by pilots,first flight cover and cancellation on postcard and envelope.