CURTISS FIELD, New York -- Capt. Frank Hawkes regained his title as the cross continent speed champion of America today when he piloted his Travellair monoplane "Texaco" from Los Angeles to Curtiss Field in 12 hours, 25 minutes and 3 seconds.
Hawkes started from the Municipal Airport, Los Angeles, at 5:16:27 E.S.T., and raced across the country 2,800 miles, with stops for fuel at Albuquerque, N.M., Wichita, Kans., and Indianapolis, Ind., to land at Curtiss Field at 5:41:30 p.m. E.S.T.
Thus Hawkes broke by 2 hours, 20 minutes and 29 seconds the eastward flight record set on April 20 by Col. and Mrs. Charles Lindbergh two made it over the same route in 14:45:32.
Only a week ago, on August 6, Hawkes regained the westward record which Roscoe Turner had taken from him, by making the westward flight in 14:50:43.