Amelia Earhart Hulas From Hawaii To California

January 10, 1935 Amelia Earhart prepared to take off from Wheeler Field in Oahu, Hawaii in her Lockhead Vega. Her plan to fly across the ocean using only visual navigation was controversial and the Department of Commerce had been asked to prohibit the flight. She departed the next day in secrecy, the take off attended by less than 100 people.  She would land in Oakland, California on January 11, becoming the first person to fly from Hawaii to the US mainland.