St. Petersburg is the proud and jealous owner of the title of home port of “The first regularly scheduled commercial Airline in the world.” This despite the fact it acquired the title quite accidentally; the unexpected result of a rather casual and typical publicity stunt sponsored by one of its early day flamboyant “characters,” one Noel A. Mitchell.
Fuller, Walter P.
""Early Birds" of Florida,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 38
, Article 7.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol38/iss1/7