log book of E.E. Allyne - records events of the entire flight, from July 29, 1920, to August 22, 1920. Although other coverage describes this flight as a pathfinding flight to establish airmail service, Allyne's title is: "First Round Trip Transcontinental Passenger Flight."
Connie Wolf, wife of General Abby Wolf and a friend of Ernie's, was a helium balloonist and at one time held the women's high altitude ballooning record. She was nominated posthumously for the FAI Ballooning Commission Hall of Fame.
Ernie attempts to fly his Challenger to a 36th anniversary commemoration of the inauguration of transcontinental airmail service. On hand to honor him were former postmaster Joseph F. Gallagher, and Postmaster Raymond Thomas.
Saskatoon Daily Star, January 25, 1921 (the same story ran the same day in the Saskatoon Phoenix). JL-6 enroute to delivery to Edmonton flies from Brandon, Manitoba, to Saskatoon in record time, but will be delayed there for repairs to the radiator.
probably the Edmonton Journal, March 5, 1921. Gorman and Fullerton arrive at Peace River. This is the first airplane to land at Peace River and the whole town turns out to see them land. Ernie is on this flight.
01 Mary Groce at Bensalem 5 Apr 12 Marys presentation 1.mp3 Download
Mary introduces Malick's story.
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01 Mary Groce at Bensalem 5 Apr 12 Marys presentation 2.mp3 Download
Continues with Malick's story and black aviation. Mentions Flying Dutchman at 1:48 into the clip. Has more about Ernie and Anderson at 5:38. Discusses Tuskegee Airmen and Ernie at 13:12. Discusses article in Air & Space at 15:35.
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02 Mary Groce at Bensalem 5 Apr 12 Roscoe Drapers remarks.mp3 Download
Roscoe Draper responds to questions. Discusses his role in instructing the pilots at Tuskegee and his subsequent career. Mentions Anderson's difficulty in getting training at 7:19. Discusses the sequence of training of the Airmen. Walter (Toby) Tolbert adds comments about his experience as a student of Ernie's at 10:20.
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03 Mary Groce at Bensalem 5 Apr 12 Rosanna Buehl and final comments.mp3 Download
Rosanna Buehl is invited to give remarks and answer questions. She discusses Tolbert's materials at about 5:00. Ed VanSant is introduced and makes remarks also about Old Star Airport and VanSant Airport 6:48. About 9:26 Rosanna continues to discuss the Buehl airports. Hortman Aviation and 3M Airport is mentioned, and Tolbert leads this discussion. Buehl Airport at Street Road discussed at 12:20. AOPA is mentioned at 13:33. Discussion of the Challenger at 13:52. Boulevard Airport at 16:41. Proximity of the Airport to St. Francis school 17:31, tower was useful guide to pilots. Ernie's last flight in the Challenger 18:13. Discussion turned back to Mary 19:17.