1930 Transcontinental Itinerary
Westfield, New Jersey
- Departure: August 14, 1930, 5:55 am, Eastern Daylight Time
Youth is After Junior Record. Westfield, New Jersey, August 14, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, 18 year old pilot took off at 5:55 am (Eastern Daylight Time) today in an attempt to set a new junior transcontinental flight record. The present record was established by the late Frank Goldsborough, who made the trip in 33 hours, 35 minutes. He plans to make his first stop at Columbus, for fuel and a second refueling stop at St. Louis. At Wichita, Kansas, he plans to spend the night while a 250 gallon tank is fitted into his plane. The last stage of the flight will be to Alhambra, California, which he hopes to reach by tomorrow night.
Water Street, Pennsylvania, August 14, 1930 (Associated Press) After being forced own by fog and rain at Huntington today while en route to Columbus in an attempt to break the junior transcontinental flight record. Eddie Schneider, 18, of Westfield, New Jersey resumed his flight this afternoon only to be forced down again here 15 minutes later.
Westfield, New Jersey, August 14, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, 18-year-old flier who took off early today on a transcontinental flight, reported by telegraph that fog and rain had forced him down at Huntington, Pennsylvania, but he would continue as soon as the weather permitted. No word has been received at the local airport at 11 am (Eastern Standard Time). ... Schneider took off at 4:55 am (Eastern Standard Time) in a cabin monoplane, The Kangaroo. The youth who has ... He has hoped to lower the record established by the late Frank Goldsborough.
Stultz Field, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania
- Departure: August 15, 1930, 12:30 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
Schneider Halted by Fog. Flier was Forced Down for the Second Time in Pennsylvania. (Associated Press) Waterstreet, Pennsylvania, August 14, 1930 ... His plane was undamaged.
18 Year Old Flier Hops from Altoona on Flight to Coast. Altoona, Pennsylvania; August 15, 1930 (United Press) ... run into clearer weather.
Boy Aviator Forced to Land, But Arises Again. Stultz Field, Williamsburg, Pennsylvania; August 15, 1930 (International News Service) Eddie Schneider, 18-year-old Jersey City aviator, took off from here for Columbus, Ohio, at 12:30 p.m. today. Schneider, attempting to lower the junior transcontinental flying record set by the late Frank Goldsborough, was forced down here after rain and low clouds had forced him to descend at Huntington and Water Street, Pennsylvania, yesterday. Schneider refueled his 110 horsepower Cessna monoplane here and said he would stop to refuel again at Columbus. Flying conditions west were reported favorable.
- Departure: August 15, 1930, 3:21 pm
Lambert - St. Louis Field, St. Louis, Missouri
- Arrival: August 15, 1930 7:04 pm, Central Standard Time
- Departure: August 16, 1930, 1:25 pm, Central Standard Time
- Elapsed flying time: 8 hours, and 38 minutes from New Jersey to Missouri
St. Louis, August 15, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider who is attempting to set a new junior transcontinental air record, landed at Lambert - St. Louis Field at 7:04 P. M., Central Standard Time, today from Columbus, Ohio. Schneider reported that the trip was uneventful. He left there at 3:21 P. M. Schneider's flying time since leaving Westfield, New Jersey has been 8 hours and 38 minutes, The youthful airman said he would spend the night here, probably leaving for Wichita, Kansas, tomorrow morning.
- Arrival: August 16, 1930, 7:45 pm
- Elapsed flying time: 14 hours, and 58 minutes from New Jersey to Kansas
Youthful Flier Lands in Wichita. Wichita, Kansas; August 16, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, eighteen-year-old Westfield, New Jersey youth, attempting to establish a new junior transcontinental flight record, arrived here tonight at 7:45. He had left St. Louis at 1:25 pm. Schneider was delayed in the arrival here by a severe wind and rain storm which visited this section late this afternoon. It was thought for a time he had been forced down somewhere between here and St. Louis. He was delayed in taking off from St. Louis by low visibility and threatening storms. The junior flyer's elapsed time from Westfield to Wichita was 14 hours and 58 minutes.
Santa Rosa, New Mexico aka Anton Chico, New Mexico
- Arrival: August 17, 1930 am
- Departure: August 17, 1930 pm
Schneider in New Mexico. Downed at Anton Chico, he will fly to Albuquerque this morning. Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 17, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, 18-year-old flier seeking to establish a junior transcontinental flight record, was forced to land near Anton Chico, 100 miles east of here, late today, en route from Wichita, Kansas, to Albuquerque. The young flier telephoned airport officials here he would remain overnight at Anton Chico and take off at daybreak tomorrow for Albuquerque. He is expected here about 6:30 am (Mountain Standard Time).
Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Arrival: August 18, 1930, 5:30 or 5:35 am, Mountain Standard Time
- Departure: August 18, 1930, 8:05 am, Mountain Standard Time
Schneider On Last Stage of Flight. Albuquerque, New Mexico; August 18, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, 18-year-old pilot attempting to set a new junior transcontinental flight record, left Albuquerque at 7:40 a.m. (Mountain Standard Time) today for Los Angeles, expecting to finish his flight from New York without another stop. The young flier landed here at 5:35 am from Anton Chico, New Mexico where he was forced to stop last night because of bad weather. The weather between Albuquerque and Los Angeles was favorable for Schneider's final hop. He hoped to reach Los Angeles by 1 pm (Pacific Standard Time).
Albuquerque, New Mexico. August 18, 1930 (International News Service) Eddie Schneider, the 18-year-old who is attempting to set a new junior transcontinental speed flight record , took off from Albuquerque, New Mexico at 8:05 o'clock this morning for Los Angeles, his final destination. He hopes to make the final leg of the flight without a stopover. Schneider was forced down yesterday evening in Santa Rosa, East of here by a storm and spent the night there. He landed here at 5:30 am today, breakfasted leisurely, went over his plane, refueled and then took in quest of the new record. He claims to be several hours ahead of the old record.
Municipal Airport, Los Angeles, California
- Arrival: August 18, 1930, 7:13 pm, Pacific Standard Time; 11:13, Eastern Standard Time
- Departure: August 21, 1930, 6:17:30 am, Pacific Standard Time
- Elapsed flying time: 29 hours, and 55 minutes from New Jersey to California
Schneider reaches goal. Lands at Los Angeles in record junior cross-country flying time. Los Angeles, August 18, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, 18, of Jersey City, brought his plane to a landing at the municipal airport at 7:13 o'clock, Pacific Standard Time (11:13 o'clock, New York Time), tonight to finish his transcontinental flight and establish a new junior record of 29 hours 41 minutes, flying time.
Junior record for long hop. Los Angeles, California, August 19, 1930 (Associated Press) A slight, 18-year-old Jersey City youth, Eddie Schneider, today held the junior record for the fastest westward crossing of the United States. Landing at the municipal airport at dusk yesterday, the young flier completed his transcontinental crossing in a total flying time of 29 hours, 41 minutes, just 4 hours, 22 minutes less than required by the former holder, the late Frank Goldsborough, of New York. Schneider left Westfield, New Jersey August 14, 1930, flying only during the daytime. He said he experienced much stormy weather along the route and damaged his plane slightly once when he struck a tree in landing at Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Boy Flier Starts West to East Hop. Los Angeles, August 21, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, newly crowned East-West junior transcontinental speed king, took off at 6:17:30 A.M. (Eastern Standard Time) today in an effort to establish a new West-East junior transcontinental air record. He planned to make his first stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
- First leg of return
- Arrival: August 21, 1930
- Departure: August 22, 1930 7:55 pm
Schneider Off On Trip To Wichita. Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 22, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, eighteen year old pilot, left at 7:55 a.m. today (Mountain Standard Time) today for Wichita, Kansas, on the second lap of his attempt to lower the junior west-east flight record of twenty-eight hours and thirty-five minutes, established by the late Frank Goldsborough. Schneider will stop at Wichita tonight and expects to reach New York tomorrow. His elapsed time from Los Angeles to Albuquerque was seven hours, twenty-eight minutes. He lost half an hour in circling to get over the San Bernardino mountains because of his heavy load of gasoline. His magneto compass also failed him and he was forced to fly by dead reckoning.
- Second leg of return
- Arrival: August 22, 1930, 3:13 pm, Central Standard Time
- Departure: August 23, 1930, 6:00 am or 6:15 am or 6:50 am, Central Standard Time
Schneider Plans Flying Here Today. Wichita, Kansas, August 22, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, 18-year-old New Jersey youth seeking to establish a junior transcontinental flight record from West to East, landed here at 3:13 P. M., Central Time, today from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He plans to take off at daybreak tomorrow on a nonstop hop to New York.Schneider Off On Non-Stop Flight. Wichita, Kansas, August 23, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, eighteen-year-old Jersey City youth seeking a junior west-to-east transcontinental record, left here at 6:15 am (Central Standard Time) this morning. He hopes to reach New York today and set a new mark. The young flier planned to reach New York without stopping en route if possible Schneider left Los Angeles Thursday and stopped overnight in Albuquerque, New Mexico on his way here. His total elapsed time to Wichita was 13 hours and 40 minutes, well under the time required by the late Frank Goldsborough, whose junior west-east record of 28 hours and 55 minutes Schneider hopes to eclipse.
Curtiss-Wright Field, Columbus, Ohio
- Third leg of return
- Arrival: August 23, 1930, 3:15 pm or 3:55 pm
- Departure: August 25, 1930
- Elapsed flying time:
Schneider Reaches Ohio. He Lands at Columbus From Wichita on Junior Record Attempt Columbus, Ohio, August 23, 1930 (Associated Press) Eddie Schneider, 18-year-old Jersey City aviator, who is attempting to establish a new West-to-East transcontinental ...
Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York
- Arrival: August 25, 1930, 3:03 pm or 4:03 pm, Eastern Standard Time
- Elapsed flying time: 27 hours, and 19 minutes, lowering the West to East record by 1 hour and 36 minutes. His total elapsed flying time for the round trip was 57 hours and 14 minutes
Three Records Set by Boy Flyer. August 25, 1930. Schneider to Attend Air Races in Chicago. Eighteen year old Eddie Schneider of Jersey City, New Jersey landed here from Columbus, Ohio, at 3:03 p. m. (Eastern Standard Time) today with three junior transcontinental records in his possession. He will fly to Chicago tomorrow for the air races.Schneider Makes Record Flight East; Pilot, 18, Cuts Goldsborough's Junior Coast-To-Coast Mark By 1 1/2 Hours. Lowers Round-Trip Time Jersey City High School Boy Arrives From Los Angeles In 27 Hours 19 Minutes, Dodging Storm On Way. (New York Times) Roosevelt Field, Long Island; August 24, 1930. In his trim little Cessna monoplane Edward Schneider, 18-year-old high school student, roared across the field here this afternoon, descended in a series of tight spiral turns and touched his wheels at 4:03 to establish new junior transcontinental flying records. Despite two setbacks, one over Kansas when his compass refused to function, and another when a storm overtook him over the treacherous Alleghenies on today's non-stop leg from Columbus, Ohio, the youthful pilot set his flying time between Los Angeles and Roosevelt Field at 27 hours and 36 minutes the former mark of 29 hours 55 minutes set by Frank Goldsborough, who was killed recently in a crash in the White Mountains. Schneider was greeted by his father, Emil A. Schneider, of 114 Carleton Avenue, Jersey City, others of the family and 2,500 enthusiastic Sunday visitors to the field here. He started from Los Angeles last Thursday and made three overnight stops en route. On landing, he said that the storm was on its way here, and stood by while mechanics hurried his plane into a hanger. He said that he was too hungry to talk about his trip. Then when his hunger had been partially appeased by a sandwich the young pilot related his experiences on the last leg of his flight. Weather reports had not been too good when he was ready to take off from Columbus. He counted on an even chance to ‘get through,’ however, and pushed on with the knowledge that he was on the air mail route, with its emergency landing fields and better sectional airports at frequent intervals in case he were forced down. As he neared Uniontown, Pennsylvania, he had to leave the course about thirty miles to the south, he said, to avoid a severe storm which was then over Pittsburgh. As he came up over the Alleghenies, approaching Middletown from the west, a strong headwind was encountered which brought with it s strata of low-hanging clouds. He could not see the ground for a while, he said, as he flew above the clouds rather than hitting one of the mountains. With no landmarks to check by and no radio guidance, he headed for New York by compass and got his next land check near Stroudsbourg, Pennsylvania. Keeping the mail route under him, again he headed for New Brunswick and, finding visibility fair beneath him, he continued on over the flats of New Jersey, the Hudson and East rivers and the outlying sections of New York City. He maintained high attitude so he would be able to wheel and run from thickening weather which was approaching. A few moments after he landed here the skies darkened and mechanics and others on the field rushed their planes into hangers or took precautions to prevent them from being damaged in the approaching storm Schneider and his family left the field almost immediately and motored to their home in Jersey City. In addition to lowering Goldsborough’s record for the trip from Los Angeles to New York Schneider also broke the junior records for the east-west trip last week and the record for the round trip journey concluded today. He left Westfield, New Jersey, last week and, with several overnight stops en route, landed at Los Angeles in 29 hours and 55 minutes of flying time, 4 hours and 22 minutes faster than Goldsborough’s time over the same route. His flying time for the round trip was therefore 57 hours and 14 minutes, against his predecessor’s record of 62 hours and 58 minutes.
Boy makes new round trip mark. Eddie Schneider now holds coast-to-coast round trip junior flight record. Beats Goldsborough's. Cuts one hour, 36 minutes from time of young flier recently killed in Vermont. Roosevelt Field, New York, August 25, 1930 (Associated Press) 'Hello, Pop, I made it.' That was the greeting to his father by happy Eddie Schneider, who today holds the coast-to-coast round trip junior flight record, as he ended this final leg of his trip. The 18-year old pilot landed here Sunday shortly after 4 p.m. as a crowd of 2,000 cheered. He completed the flight from Los Angeles in 27 hours, 19 minutes and made a round trip record of 57 hours and 41 minutes. His record broke by one hour and 36 minutes the round-trip time of Frank Goldborough, the boy flyer who was killed when his plane crashed in Vermont. Bucking strong winds, Schneider flew from Columbus to New York in a single day. He was not tired, he said, but hungry, having gone without food on the entire last leg of his trip. He plans to fly today to Chicago, where he will compete in the national air races. Young Schneider said he was impressed with the vast wastes in the west where he flew for more than 100 miles without sighting signs of habitation. He also was surprised, he said, at the large number of air hitchhikers. He refused rides to scores. The young pilot brought with him a letter from the Mayor of Los Angeles to Mayor Walker of New York and one to Mayor Hague of Jersey City, Schneider's home town.
Eddie Schneider Sets Junior Flying Records Roosevelt Field, New York, August 24, 1930. Eighteen-year-old Eddie Schneider of Jersey City, New Jersey landed here from Columbus, Ohio, (Eastern Standard Time) today with three Junior transcontinental records in his possession. Beating the three records set by the late Frank Goldsborough, who was killed recently In a crash, he chalked up the following marks: east-west, 29 hours and 41 minutes; west-east, 27 hours and 19 minutes; round trip, 57 hours. The Goldsborough records were: west-east, 34 hours. 3 minutes; west-east. 28 hours, 55 minutes and round trip, 62 hours, 58 minutes. Battling a storm part of the way, the smiling Junior flier came from Columbus to Roosevelt Field in one hop today, slicing one hour and 36 minutes from Goldsborough's mark for the coast-to-coast crossing.
- Chicago, Illinois (to attend National Air Races)