Jump to navigation
The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Fliers Land on World's Highest Landing Field
Text on verso: George E. Russell, aerial photographer of San Francisco, and Bob Hancock, wellknown pilot, landed on what is believed to be the highest landing field in the world when they made a trip recently and landed in the Templeman Meadows in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at an altitude of 8500 feet. The two fliers used a six passenger cabin Travelair monoplane. The trip was made with a view of finding possible landing fields in the high Sierras, and also to engage in a few days fishing. In order to get to Templeman Meadows, a three day trip with pack horses is necessary, while the fliers completed this same trip from Mills Field, San Francisco in 2 hours and 10 minutes. Limits of golden trout were secured by each flyer in one hour after landing. Templeman Meadows is in the Mt. Whitney section of California. Photo shows from left to right B. Jenvers, High Fulton, G.E. Russell, H.T. Hay Jr., and Bob Hancock showing the limits of golden trout they caught in less than an hours fishing. Russell and Hancock made the trip into Templeman Meadows from San Francisco in 2 hours and 10 minutes, while it took the other three members of the party three days to make the trip with pack horses.'
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964
Pacific & Atlantic Photos, Inc.
1 photographic print : b&w
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Lammot du Pont, Jr. collection of aeronautical photographs (Accession 1975.360), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Access to this item is provided for educational and research purposes only. The user assumes responsibility for obtaining permission from the copyright holder to publish or distribute this image. If you would like more information, please contact email@example.com