Commentary on researching, restoring and flying vintage aircraft from another time.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Miss Veedol - 79 Years Ago Today
An email crossed my desk today with this bit of history...
Oct. 5, 1931 was the first time an aviator ever flew non-stop across the Pacific Ocean. That aviator was Clyde Edward Pangborn, native of Bridgeport, Washington, along with his not very able co-pilot, Hugh Herndon. And he did it without any sort of spells, charms, or other magical intervention.