Assigned with the daunting creative task to visually personify the rich historic spirit of the iconic 'Frank Wiley Field' in BIG SKY Montana, Airmail Greetings is most excited to share some of our latest signature branding design work.
As we proudly roll-out the full branding package, this graphic work was carefully crafted to celebrate the land where General Custer once rode, the land where Robert Duvall's classic 'Lonesome Dove' character Captain Augustus "Gus" McCrae would give his last breath --- the land where real-life cowboys still work just as they did over a century ago, we celebrate the land of BIG SKIES where aviators have trained and have soared from since 1928.
REMEMBERING OUR RICH HERITAGE --- Frank Wiley was an early Miles City aviator who was instrumental in founding the Miles City airport and served as airport manager for many years. A born flyer, by 1920, Wiley was flying professionally, crossing the country as a "barnstormer." In 1924, he started flying as a pilot for Ryan Airlines of San Diego.
During World War II, he enlisted in the Army--remember, there was no Air Force--and was assigned to a Directorate on the staff of General "Hap" Arnold.
Although he lived primarily in Helena (the state capital) for the remainder of his life, he was a frequent visitor to Miles City. In 1978, the airfield here celebrated its 50th year of operation and was renamed Frank Wiley Field.
During the 1920's and 1930's, Frank Wiley's name was always coming up in the local newspaper and he flew around the area, promoting flying. He probably did more to promote flying in eastern Montana than anyone else.
Airmail Greetings is deeply honored to faithfully help celebrate this iconic American aviation heritage!