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Amelia Earhart: Hawaii to California

On January 11th in 1935, according to History.com, “In the first flight of its kind, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart departed Wheeler Field in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a solo flight to North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000 award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day, after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, […]

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Lost Squadron

By:  Barry Fetzer, ECAHF Historian Hello, fellow ECAHF’ers.  Have you ever been lost?  Those of us older than 50 probably can relate to that sinking feeling (no pun intended regarding the below article) when you begin to realize you have no idea where you are.  Perhaps in the era of cell phones and GPS, that

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Celebrating a Trailblazer in Aviation: Admiral Richard Byrd

On November 29, 1929, American explorer and US Navy Admiral Richard Byrd makes an epic flight to the South Pole.  “He, along with his three companions”, according to History.com, “made the first flight (of a human being—feathered “Byrds”…or birds—don’t count) over the South Pole, flying from their base on the Ross Ice Shelf to the

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