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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 an airplane view by George Russell of the rugged Sierra Nevada country near Mt. Whitney which the fliers explored for a suitable landing field.'
Du Pont, Lammot, 1909-1964
Pacific & Atlantic Photos, Inc.
Travel Air (Firm)
1 photographic print : b&w
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