Flying Exhibition postal card
Lincoln Beachey (1887-1915), one of the most famous aviators of his time, flew approximately 15,000 cards and covers from Crittenden Park to Genesee Valley Park during the Flying Exhibition in Rochester, New York, on October 21, 1911. Beachey made many flights carrying US mail during the Pioneer Period.
Beachey flew this two-cent International Use government postal card (Scott UX25) that, according to the Scott Catalogue, was issued on October 27, 1911. Hence, this usage is six days pre-first day. Since the domestic postcard rate was one-cent, this card is one cent overpaid for this particular service.