Claire Mae Fahy - Jefferson City (MO) Post-Tribune 8 Aug 1929 Pg 8

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Claire Mae Fahy - Jefferson City (MO) Post-Tribune  8 Aug 1929 Pg 8 - Her Hubby Taught Her To Fly Mrs. Claire Mae...
Her Hubby Taught Her To Fly Mrs. Claire Mae Fahy, snapped in her plane at Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, Calif., Aug. 7-- Eeven years of flying under the instruction instruction of her famous husband, Herb Fahy, places Mrs. Claire Mae Fahy well up on the list of favorites in the first women's air derby from Los Angeles to Cleveland starting August 18. Serb Fahy needs no words of introduction to the air-minded public. He is a veteran of many cross-country hops, holder of the solo endurance non-refueling record,, record,, the commercial altitude record, record, several commercial speed records records and is recognized as one of the best commercial pilots in the country. A lot of men say they can't teach their wives to drive an auto, but Mrs. Fahy had no trouble in learning to fly from her famous husband. She started flying seven years ago at Washington, D. C., under Lieutenant Fahy's tutelage. From him she learned motor repairing, plane rigging, cross-country flying and a host of tips that will be invaluable invaluable when she takes the controls controls at the start of this eoochal flight. "Certainly, I'm confident of win- ? Nine-Tenths Preventable ning," she said in an interview. "I have no false illusions as to my ability, but I believe that confidence confidence is paramount to success and I believe I am as well equipped as most of the contenders to place first. '"I have accompanied Herb on many cross-country flights and know several routes almost well enough to follow without the aid of instruments. In an emergency I believe I can take care of any minor motor repair, and believe me, I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. As for other troubles, I do not anticipate any. "By the time the race starts I shall have my limited commercial license as well as the other required required licenses and expect to have a very fast small two-place plane. What that plane is, I am not at liberty to say at present, but it's a newcomer on the market." Where It's Always Cool

Clipped from Jefferson City Post-Tribune08 Aug 1929, ThuPage 8

Jefferson City Post-Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri)08 Aug 1929, ThuPage 8
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