Laura H. Ingalls de Havilland DH-60 Gypsy Moth
First Albuquerque Visit: 1930
Laura Houghtaling Ingalls (December 14, 1893 – January 10, 1967) was an American pilot who won the Harmon Trophy in 1934.
In 1930 Ms. Ingalls, flying the de Havilland DH-60 ” Gipsy Moth” established the first women’s transcontinental round trip record between Roosevelt Field and the Grand Central Air Terminal in Glendale, California. Her record time was 30 hours, 25 minutes to California and 25 hours, 20 minutes for the return flight to Roosevelt Field. Ingalls landed in Albuquerque on August 8, 1930, on the way to California to refuel her aircraft. The DH-60 aircraft was numbered NR-9720.
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