FIRST FLIGHT COVERS. These are covers, which
may consist of envelopes, postal cards, postcards and others,
authorized by postal authorities to be flown on the initial fight of
an aircraft to and from a specified route. Along with postmarks
from the originating post office,
usually, a flight cachet is also applied to the covers with some
information about the flight. These covers receive a backstamp
from the receiving post office.
COMMEMORATIVE FLIGHT COVERS. These are covers flown
to commemorate certain events, usually flight or airmail related.
Have all the characteristics of a First Flight Cover.
This section will provide listing and information
about flight covers of the Republic era (1946 to the present).
However, due to the significance played by Manila in
the development of international air travel, there will be a special section on
Pan American Airways, which paved the way for international flights.