• Short Summary

    AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, MRS. JERRY MOCK, HAS BECOME THE FIRST WOMAN TO FLY ROUND THE?

  • Description

    AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, MRS. JERRY MOCK, HAS BECOME THE FIRST WOMAN TO FLY ROUND THE WORLD ALONE. SHE TOOK OFF FROM HER HOME IN COLUMBUS, OHIO NEARLY A MONTH AGO. WHEN SHE REACHED HAWAII ON MONDAY ON THE LAST LEG OF HER JOURNEY THERE WAS A WARM WELCOME AWAITING HER.

    MRS. MOCK'S ARRIVAL AT HONOLULU CAME AFTER A GRUELLING FIFTEEN AND THREE-QUARTER HOUR FLIGHT FROM WAKE ISLAND - A DISTANCE OF 2,004 MILES. WHEN SHE STEPPED FROM HER CESSNA AIRCRAFT, NICKNAMED "THE SPIRIT OF COLUMBUS", SHE QUICKLY EXCHANGED HER YELLOW MAE WEST JACKET FOR A TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN FLORAL LEI.

    ASKED ABOUT NAVIGATION BETWEEN WAKE ISLAND AND HAWAII, MRS. MOCK TOLD NEWSMEN AND AIRPORT OFFICIALS: "IT SEEMS I DON'T FLY AS STRAIGHT A LINE AS THE AIRLINERS DO." SHE WAS PICKED UP BY HAWAII RADAR SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES OUT AND WAS DIRECTED IN BY RADIO. SHE WAS QUICK TO POINT OUT: "I WASN'T LOST".

    MRS MOCK REACHED OAKLAND IN CALIFORNIA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY). BEFORE FLYING HOME TO COLUMBUS SHE WILL MAKE A SIDE TRIP TO EL PASO, TO BRING HER TOTAL MILEAGE UP TO 22,859 MILES. SHE NEEDS THIS MUCH IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE ROUND- THE WORLD RECORD.

    (MEANWHILE MISS JOAN MERRIAM, WHO LEFT TWO DAYS EARLIER THAN MRS. MOCK ON A SIMILAR BID, DOES NOT NOW EXPECT TO REACH OAKLAND FOR ANOTHER SIX DAYS. SHE ARRIVED TODAY IN DJAKARTA AND WILL LEAVE THERE LATER TODAY FOR JAVA, TIMOR AND DARWIN)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA52U8AO107XWAZMB75PC050CWA
    Media URN:
    VLVA52U8AO107XWAZMB75PC050CWA
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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