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Valley flier poised for record hop
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated May 12, 1948 partially reads, "C. I. 'Chet' Keasling, 4454 Moorpark way, North Hollywood, well-known Valley flier, is scheduled to take off Friday on a non-stop flight to New York in an attempt to establish a coast-to-coast record for light planes. Flying an 85-horsepower stock model Luscombe, Keasling hopes to complete the 2400-mile trip in about 22 hours. He sair [sic] as far as he knows it is the first such flight to be attempted in a light plane...He plans to follow the newly-dedicated Skyway No. 1, taking off from Los Angeles municipal airport..."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Los Angeles International Airport
Vanoni-Keasling Aircraft Company (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Aircraft industry--California--Los Angeles
World records
Airplanes--Speed records
Air pilots--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Airplanes--California--Los Angeles
Luscombe airplanes
Signs and signboards--California--Westchester (Los Angeles)
Hangars--California--Los Angeles
Airports--California--Los Angeles
Westchester (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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