run back the cabin-top and look about us. It is obvious that American
hospitality is about to take charge. I do not feel in the least tired,
but slightly vague about everything that surrounds us. People gather
round the machine and there is a huge crowd along the tarmac. I find
myself being shaken by the hand and leis are hung about my neck; then
I see John and Mrs Stannage at the side of the machine from which
we have not yet thought about moving. It is good to see them, and
they are full of beans about the flight.
P.G. Taylor so describes their arrival at Wheeler Field, Hawaii on 29 October 1934 in his book Pacific Flight.
Picture: Tim Kalina Collection.