By Carlos Rodríguez - LAAHS Honduras
(Edited and updated by the LAAHS Editorial Team)
The relationship of the Hondurans with aviation has been a long and fruitful one. As a matter of fact, the Hondurans can claim that the very first air service in Central America was established there in 1922, when Dr. T.C. Pounds, an oculist from New York, obtained a mail contract from the Honduran Government, and formed the company "Central American Airlines
" in 1923. Two years later, Pounds brought an Aeromarine 39-L
to the country and with it came a pilot, Sumner Morgan
who became Pounds' partner.