June 28, 1927

1927: MACKAY TROPHY/DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS. Lts Lester J. Maitland and Al­bert F. Hegenberger fly the first nonstop flight from Oakland to Wheeler Field, Honolulu. They fly 2,407 miles in 25:50  by using the directional beacons of San Francisco and Maui and receive the Mackay Trophy for 1927 and a DFC.