Anyone know the name of the man? From Honolulu to the mainland
Vicky’s Pilot license 1929
I found a picture of Bert Acosta in my aunt’s memorabilia. He is in a plane with a note to Vicky. I think he was my aunt’s partner but I don’t know for sure. I know that he was a well-known pilot in the San Francisco area in the 30’s. This one of the places that Vicky flew. So it could be true that they had a flying school in the 30’s. I wish I knew more about their relationship. He was born in Alameda, California where Vicky participated in the first ground to air refueling. All I can do is write about him from Ancestry.Com and from stories about him from the internet. Even if he wasn’t Vicky’s partner he is an interesting person to know.
I am listing Berta Acosta’s achievements even though he probably wasn’t Vicky’s partner. Obviously, Vicky knew him or knew about him. I say that the women pilots should be a household name. Same goes for male pilots. Bert Acosta is known by few today. He should be. That’s why I am writing about him.
Acosta earned the nickname of “Bad Boy of the Air” because he tried flying under the Whitemore Memorial Bridge on Long Island He was fined and lost his license.
Vicky’s partner maybe? I doubt it but the picture and signature are really interesting. What a couple they might have been.I say that the women pilots should be a household name. Same goes for male pilots. Bert Acosta is known by few today. He should be. That’s why I am writing about him.