Saturday, November 17, 2007

Boy Flier Off on Last Lap

Boy Flier Off on Last Lap

Schneider Leaves Wichita for 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.

Source: Syracuse Herald; Syracuse, New York; August 23, 1930

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