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First commercial flight into Iowa City

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The first commercial flight into Iowa City landed on July 1, 1927.  A reporter named Jane Eads from the Chicago Herald Newspaper covered the event. 

The plane took off from Maywood, Illinois under the control of Ira A. Biffle, of Lincoln, Nebraska.  An interesting note: Biffle was Charles Lindbergh's first flight instructor.

Online Producer: Mike Verlo
Online Source: Iowa City Airport History

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