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Hi Bill,I think most of their airlift is now contacted to FedEx these days. FedEx are able to utilize their fleet in the daytime with this contract.Bruce.

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I believe (based on recent experience) they have gone back to horseback. Long live the pony express! ;-) It's great to send a letter to someone living 100 miles away and have it only take 2 weeks to get there.

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Hi Ken,Hey, buddy, be kind!:-) I spent 20 years in the USPS and only once did we go back to horseback (US Highway 50 out of Sacramento got closed due to a mud slide and we did, in fact, utilize horseback). It was a novelty and those letters with a special canceling stamp are collector's items now. I've been retired from the post office for about 5 years now, but I think Bruce is right about FedEx taking some of the contracts.

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USPS never owned any aircraft. Those ones painted in USPS colors were operated by contract companies such as ryan, which i believe went tango-uniform. Now just like the other post said fed-ex and the other airlines have mail contracts.

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