Aviation in 1930
A variable geometry aircraft is flown by Hans Körner at
Breslau in Germany.
Miss Ellen Church, a registered nurse from Iowa, becomes the
first air hostess as she welcomes 11 passengers on board a
United Airlines Boeing 80A tri-motor at Oakland in
For $125 a month the United
Airlines female hostesses were involved in ground handling
duties and in the air they dispensed unvarying meals
consisting of fruit cocktail, fried chicken and rolls, and
tea or coffee.
The German airship LZ127
Graf Zeppelin makes its first crossing of the South Atlantic.
first American coast to coast air service is established by
Transcontinental Western Air (TWA).
Also this year...
becomes the fastest growing airline in Europe with a rapid
expansion of their route structure.