Low on Gas, High on Sky



Long before the days of jet planes, Nick Mamer and co-pilot Art Walker set an awe-inspiring record. They flew from Spokane, Washington to San Francisco, to New York, and from New York back to Spokane–without landing.

This is the true story of the 1929 flight–during which their airplane was again and again refueled in the air with ropes and hose–by other daring airmen flying wood-and-fabric airplanes.

For five long days, these two aviators in their single-engine biplane battled nearly-empty gas tanks, hazardous mountain ranges, electrical storms, thirst, hunger, and fatigue to set the nonstop, transcontinental round trip record.