FLOR500, Garden 216 Percival Elliott Fansler, Airline Founder (1881–?) Percival Elliott Fansler was a Florida-based sales representative for a Wisconsin company that sold boat engines. He founded the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, the world's first scheduled airline using winged aircraft. The airline began regular service on January 1, 1914. Business was good, but operating costs were high and the airline made only a small profit. As St. Petersburg’s winter residents returned north, interest quickly declined. The last official flight was made on May 5, 1914.
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Percival Elliott Fansler, Airline Founder 

(1881–?)

Percival Elliott Fansler was a Florida-based sales representative for a Wisconsin company that sold boat engines. He founded the St. Petersburg-Tampa Airboat Line, the world's first scheduled airline using winged aircraft. The airline began regular service on January 1, 1914. Business was good, but operating costs were high and the airline made only a small profit. As St. Petersburg’s winter residents returned north, interest quickly declined. The last official flight was made on May 5, 1914. 





























































































































































 

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