THIS IS A RESCAN- HUGE FILE, HI RES- Must Credit, Long Island Studies Institute, Nassau County Museum Collection. Elinor Smith, 17, with her Bellance Challenger J5 equipt with a 225 HP engine, 1929. This was the first cabin ship flown by a female pilot, and she was also the first female with flying as an occupation. This ship had the largest gas load ever taken off from the field (Roosevelt?) and established a 26.5 hour endurance record with a take off and landing from the same place.. Digital Image

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