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Daily Archives: May 2, 2019

Going the Wrong Way

At 5:17am on the morning of July 17, 1938 a 31 year old novice pilot set out to fly from NYC to Long Beach, California. Loading his plane with 320 gallons of fuel and a large supply of Fig Newtons, he taxied down the fog shrouded runway. He turned his plane -- eastward -- as the...