The Trans-Pacific Flight of 1934


DAY/DATE
DEPART
TIME LOCAL
TIME
GMT
ARRIVE
TIME
LOCAL
TIME
GMT
SOURCE
REMARKS
SUN 21OCT34
Archerfield
0403
1803
1 (p.77)
SUN 21OCT34
Suva
1805
(0605)
2
Note: 2
MON 29OCT34
Naselai Beach
0608
1808
1 (p.153)
Crossed Date Line. Note: 3
MON 29OCT34
Wheeler Field
0840
(1910)
2
Crossed Date Line. Note: 3
SAT 03NOV34
Wheeler Field
1415
(0015)
2
SUN 04NOV34
Oakland
0740
1540
1 (p.246)
SUN 04NOV34
Oakland
1325
(2125)
2
Note: 4
SUN 04NOV34
Burbank
1525
(2325)
2

 

NOTES

1
Times in bold print are quoted by P.G. Taylor. GMT times in brackets are calculated.
2
P.G. Taylor records that they began their descent to Suva at 1800 local.
3
On page 180 P.G. Taylor states that 0500 GMT is 1830 Honolulu time. He also states that there is a time difference between Honolulu and Fiji of one and a half hours. In 1934, Honolulu was GMT -10:30. In 1947, the time zone was changed to GMT -10:00.
4
Press reports state that they landed at Los Angeles at 1525 local "after a two hour flight from Oakland".

 

SOURCES

1
P.G. Taylor, Pacific Flight, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1935.
2
Contemporary press reports.

 

TIME ZONES

Archerfield, Brisbane, Australia
+10:00
Suva, Fiji
+12:00
Wheeler Field, Hawaii
-10:30
Oakland, California
-8:00
Burbank, California
-8:00

 

Issue
Date
Remarks
1
06MAR19
Original

 

 

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