Trans-Polar Air Route

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     In 2004 Greenland issued a single stamp to commemorater the 50th anniversary of the first regularly scheduled commercial trans-polar flight. Airliners from the Scandinavian Airlines took off from Copenhagen and Los Angeles at the same time on November 15, 1954, and met over Canada. The flight from Los Angeles to Copenhagen in a DC-6B took just over 28 hours which included two fuel stops. The stamp design features a map of the flight path. Both Copenhagen and Los Angeles are indicated on the map. Kangerlussuaq, Greenland is also indentified.

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