Monday, January 11, 2016

Flying for Fun

Flying for Fun Five hundred enjoyed Mrs Putnam’s free lecture through the University Extension Service, University of Hawaiʻi – titled, ‘Flying for Fun.” She “described vividly and picturesquely her flight over the Pacific ocean, adding to her gift for pantomime a power of description and a true sense of humor that struck an immediate response in her audience.” She insists “that the only reason for the flights was her own wish to fly. In this connection she said, ‘Women must often do for themselves what men have already done, and I look for the day to come when individual aptitude instead of sex will be the criterion for holding any job.’” January 11 (1935) is the anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s historic solo flight from Hawaiʻi to the continent; the first person, man or woman, to do so.

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