LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 1929 (UP) - Miss Bobby Trout, 18-year-old "Tomboy," who took up flying to avoid dishwashing, broke three world's aviation records here today.
She established a new women's endurance mark of 17 hours 5 minutes and 37 seconds, and in doing so completed more hours of continuous flight than any woman before her, and drove a 60-horsepower heavier-than-air craft on a longer sustained trip than any man or woman.
The aviatrix landed her Golden Eagle monoplane at Mines field at 10:16:22 a.m. today, having piloted it over a triangular course since 5:10:45 p.m. yesterday.
Twelve hours of the time she was in the air she was flying in darkness. The best previous night-flying time for a woman was eight hours.
The distance Miss Trout traveled could not be announced officially for some time, but it was regarded as certain that she broke the previous 932-mile mark for a 60-horsepower plane.
Miss Trout appeared in good condition, despite the long grind of the flight.
"I was pretty tired last night," she said. "I guess it was a good thing it was cold as the devil at 5,000 feet, or I'd probably gone to sleep."
She made an expert, although almost a dead stick landing, when she touched Mines field. The 80 gallons of gasoline she carried had been almost entirely consumed.