Los Angeles, Jan. 4, 1931 --
Bobbi Trout and Edna Cooper, actress and aviatrix, set out
to break Bobbi and Elinor Smith's previous in-flight refueling record
of 42 hours. They flew the monoplane Lady Rolph. After five days (122 hours)
in the air, they landed to a crowd of cameras and news reporters.
During their stay aloft, they covered over 7370 miles at an average
speed of 60 miles per hour. A total of 1138 gallons of gasoline and
34 gallons of oil were transferred to them by a refueling ship piloted
by Bud Hussey and Ralph DeRose. They also received supplies and
food during the 22 contacts made with the refueling plane.
to view the incredible Paramount newsreel.