Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Alexander’
An unconscious girl slumped in the cockpit of a tiny monoplane as it soared five miles above Lindbergh Field was believed today to have achieved a new altitude record for women. –Associated Press, July 12, 1930
New feats in aviation were treasured news stories in the early 20th century. In San Diego, the self-proclaimed “Air Capitol of the West,” aviation heroes were followed eagerly—and few more closely than a young aviator named Ruth Alexander.
Here’s the story of San Diego’s famed Ruth Alexander.