When Amelia Earhart Came to Long Beach
Long Beach Poly High School graduate Frank Hawks took her up the next day and she was hooked on flying.
Earhart took a couple of lessons from Nita Snook but got into a spat with Snook who gave up flying and turned Earhart over to her friend, John Monty Montijo.
|Captain Frank Hawks and his wife.|
|Famous aviator Amelia Earhart is thought to have crash landed on Nikumaroro Island when she disappeared in 1937. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Even after her flight over the Atlantic, she kept in touch with Montijo -- I know because I read the letter she sent him about her flight that was in a closet in the LB Airport. She also visited Long Beach frequently and stayed at the Breakers...as did Charles Lindbergh.