November is #AviationHistoryMonth! ✈️ 🚁
"It could be said the U.S. Coast Guard’s introduction to aviation took place in 1903 when the surfmen from the Kill Devil Hill Life Boat Station of the U. S. Life saving Service provided the Wright Brothers with additional manpower during the pre-launch activities of their epic flight. They helped transport the Wright biplane to its launch site.
By act of Congress, the US Life Saving Service was merged with the Revenue Cutter Service to form the United States Coast Guard.
The initial proposal for #USCG utilization of aircraft was to assist Coast Guard Cutters in searching for vessels in distress and locating derelicts and hazards-to-navigation in the open seas."
Read more about CG Aviation History at: https://cgaviationhistory.org/the-history-of-coast-guard-aviation/the-early-years/