Nichols Setting Transcontinental Record

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Title

Nichols Setting Transcontinental Record

Subject

Women air pilots -- United States

Description

During her impressive flying career, Ruth Nichols set a new Transcontinental flying time record. Pictured here is Nichols in her Lockhead Vega in Burbank, California on 1 December 1930 after flying from the East to the West coast in 17 hours. Ten days later she arrived back on on the East coast after a total flight time of 13 hours.

Creator

IWASM

Source

Ruth Nichols Photograph Collection, International Women's Air and Space Museum

Date

1 December 1930

Contributor

Heidi Fearing

Rights

Online access is provided for research purposes only. For rights and reproduction requests contact the International Women's Air & Space Museum at info@iwasm.org

Identifier

Photo No. RN34

Coverage

Burbank, California

Citation

IWASM, “Nichols Setting Transcontinental Record,” International Women's Air & Space Museum, accessed May 23, 2022, https://iwasm.omeka.net/items/show/1575.

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