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May Airplanes Ltd.

Delivery of newspapers to WetaskiwinIn the spring of 1919, Wilfrid Reid (Wop) May and his brother Court, founded a company called May Airplanes Ltd. The company was created with the cooperation of the City of Edmonton to promote flying in Edmonton and around the province of Alberta. The City of Edmonton agreed to pay $25 rent per month for the Curtiss JN4 owned by the May brothers and named it The City of Edmonton. The May brothers agreed to keep the aircraft in flying condition and not allow any unqualified pilots to use it.

May Airplanes Ltd. accepted advertising, delivery, and policing work.


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