Issue a U.S. Postal stamp honoring Tony Jannus
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Please be aware that this is the second petition for a U.S. postal stamp honoring Tony Jannus. Thr first petition closed in 2012 with apporiximately 1000 signatures.
Tony Jannus was the first one to set records for passenger flight time, overwater distance flight and piloted the first successful parachute jump, as well as the first one who held a federal airline license. He left a legacy of innovative spirit, entrepreneurship, pioneering vision, and the use of cutting-edge technology.
As a result of his contributions, over 2.3 billions passengers and 41 million tons of cargo are handled annually worldwide today. Nationally, passenger revenues exceed $800 million, while civic aviation total economic activity exceeds 1.3 trillion and generates 12 million jobs.
Aviation historians and enthusiasts have recognized Tony Jannu's achievements for decades as is evident in the award that bears his name. In 1964, the Tampa and St. Petersburg Chambers of Commerce established the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society. the society awards outstanding individuals in the aviation industry with the Tony Jannus award every year since 1964.
Although many have recognized Tony Jannus for his accomplishments, his historic presence has yet to be commemorated with an official United States stamp. It is of particular meaning and importance that such an honor be granted for the centennial of the first commercial flight in 1914.
Please join the Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society (TJDAS) in requesting this special recognition for Tony Jannus and the world's first airline.
You can help us by writing a letter to the U.S. Portal Service Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee supporting the petition. Please address your letter to :
Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee
C/O Tony Jannus Distinguished Aviation Society
P.O. Box 10934
Tampa, FL, 33679
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