The range on the Jungmann is pretty limited, about 2 1/2 hours of fuel, so 1 1/2 hours was as long as I wanted to fly. The longest leg I flew was 157 miles, and Barstow was about 180 from Kingman, so too far. This meant that I had to stop at Needles, only about 50 miles from Kingman. Two days earlier Needles had been the hottest place in America, with a high of 120 F. That day it was only supposed to reach 115. I got up at 4:30, got airborne at sunrise, 5:30, and landed at Needles at 6:00, when it was only 90 F.
Take off from Kingman at 0530 on Day 5
Needles, California, 0600
I was told that this giant row of hangars at Barstow, California was built just before World War 2, and that originally there were three more rows just like this. It must have been quite a place to be in 1941.
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