|Location||Hawaii United States|
|Dimensions||Image (Paper): 7 1/16 x 9 in. (17.9 x 22.9 cm)|
|Print medium||Photo-Gelatin silver|
On January 11, 1935, Amelia Earhart set out to break another record-she would be the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to the U.S. mainland. Despite the success of the flight and the celebrated first use of a two-way radio in a nonmilitary plane, the press was disappointed with Earhart because she had accepted funding. Until the Hawaii flight, George Palmer Putnam and Earhart had managed to finance her trips from donations and income from Earhart's books and lectures. This time, however, she had received $10,000 from the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association, which was fighting the tariff Congress had placed on its sugar.
Although this picture was taken before Earhart's Hawaii flight, it was repeatedly reproduced as an illustration of what she and navigator Fred Noonan might have had to use to survive if their plane crashed in the Pacific in 1937.
The LIFE Magazine Collection, 2005