|Jack Roberts, 04.02.2013|
My Grandmother's Cousin, Clyde Pangborn, flew a Bellanca CH-300 Called "Miss Veedol" with a 425hp, P&H 985, NR796W around the world and was First to cross the Pacific ocean in "Miss Veedol" Oct 3-5, 1931. He flew from Misawa Japan to Wenatchee Washington in 41 hours an 13 minutes. The plane rated at 5500 pounds Gross left Sabasura Beach near Misawa weighing over 9000 pounds. Pangborn dropped the landing gear in the ocean upon leaving Japan and landed on the belly in Wenatchee. From 1997 to 2005, the EAA in Wenatchee built a replica with the same number NR796W(the original "Miss Veedol" was lost in the Atlantic sometime after the round the world flight). Google "Clyde Pangborn" + "Miss Veedol" for more information.