First Flight of Ozark Air Lines

On January 10, 1945, Ozark Air Lines began service around Missouri. The first scheduled flights for Ozark Air Lines shuttled passengers between Springfield and St. Louis, intending to connect underserved communities in the Ozarks. Unfortunately, the first iteration of the airline was short-lived due to political and logistical issues and shuttered two years after launching.

Aircraft Sets Record Speed

On December 12, 1957, The McDonnell Douglas Voodoo established the speed record for airplanes at 1,207.6 mph.