Thursday, July 10, 2014

85 Years Ago This Month - A whole lot of Flying Going on!!!

This Week in Aviation History -  Way back in 1929, the 2nd week of July marked an exciting time in the History of Aviation for Air-to-Air re-fueling and Atlantic Ocean crossings.  It must have been the exceptional weather and man's quest for notoriety that led to the following events.  Note the dates... Many of these interesting flights overlapped each other as newspapers across the world followed the action.


JUNE 30 thru JULY 6, 1929: NEW IN-FLIGHT RE-FUELED ENDURANCE RECORD
7 DAYS, 6 HOURS, 00 MINUTES, 00 SEC.
Roy Mitchell and Byron K. Newcomb flying a Stinson Detroiter
Cleveland Ohio.
Photo: Critical Past -
 
JULY 2 - 12, 1929: NEW IN-FLIGHT RE-FUELED ENDURANCE RECORD
10 DAYS, 6 HOURS, 43 MINUTES, 32 SEC.
Loren W. Mendell and Roland B. Reinhart flying a Buhl CA-5A Airsedan nicknamed "Angelino"
Los Angeles, California
Photo: DMAIRFIELD.COM - Gerow Collection





 
Photo FAI.org



JULY 13 - 30, 1929:   NEW IN-FLIGHT RE-FUELED ENDURANCE RECORD
17 DAYS, 12 HOURS, 17 MINUTES, 00 SEC.
Dale Jackson and Forrest O'Brine flying a Curtiss Robin C-1 nicknamed the "St. Louis Robin" NR59H
Refueled by  Curtiss Robin NR81H: C. Ray Wassall and Percy V. Chaffee
Saint Louis Missouri


Photo: Bowden collection of News Clippings





JULY 13 1929 ATLANTIC OCEAN CROSSING ATTEMPT - 1st. West to East
Dieudonne Costes and Maurice Bellonte Flying a French Breguet 19 nicknamed "?"
Returned after 17 hours to LeBorget Airport after facing bad weather
Paris France

Photo: Acepilots.com


Photo: Wikipedia

JULY 17 - 22, 1929 RE-FUELED ENDURANCE RECORD ATTEMPT
4 DAYS, 21 HOURS, 20 MINUTES, 00 SEC
Joseph A. Hammer and W. Gentry Shelton flying a Curtiss Robin C-1 nicknamed " The Missouri Robin" NR78H
Refueled by Curtiss Robin C-1 NR82H: Eyer L Sloniger and Frank Buchanan
Saint Louis, Missouri






JULY 18 - 27, 1929 RE-FUELED ENDURANCE RECORD ATTEMPT
9 DAYS, 7 HOURS, 12 MINUTES, 00 SEC
Joe Glass and Glenn L. Loomis flying a Stinson Detroiter nicknamed"Billion Dollar City"
Houston, Texas


JULY 23 - 29, 1929 RE-FUELED ENDURANCE RECORD ATTEMPT
6 DAYS, 25 HOURS, 45 MINUTES, 00 SEC.
Owen T. Haugland and P. J. Crichton flying a Cessna nicknamed "The Minnesota"
Plane crashed, killing Crichton, and injuring Haugland
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Photo: Hannepin County Library
Photo: Googlenews.com

JULY 27, 1929 ATLANTIC OCEAN CROSSING SUCCESS
Graf Zeppelin left Friedrichshafen on July 27, 1929 and crossed the Atlantic to Lakehurst, New Jersey,










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