AERONAUTICS: Coast to Coast

Lieutenants John A. Macready and Oakley Kelly finished the first cross-continental non-stop flight in the history of aviation, landing at Rockwell Field, San Diego, after flying 26 hours and 50 minutes and covering approximately 2,600 miles from their point of departure at Roosevelt Field, Long Island.

During the first hour of flight their battery regulator gave trouble and only the hardest work enabled them to make it function. The excessive gasoline load carried forced them to fly dangerously low, 400 feet above the ground during the earlier stages of their trip.


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