Albert Hegenberger in the Bird of Paradise's Celestial Sighting Station

In 1927, the Army Air Corps Fokker C-2 Bird of Paradise became the first airplane to fly from the U.S. mainland to Hawaii. Navigator Albert Hegenberger had the new luxury of facing rear and behind a semi-protective windscreen while making his celestial sightings.

Caption:
Navigator Albert Hegenberger facing rear and behind a semi-protective windscreen while making his celestial sightings.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 1927
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Creator: probably Andrew R. Boone
NASM 1A46281
Navigators & Inventors
 
Navigator Albert Hegenberger facing rear and behind a semi-protective windscreen while making his celestial sightings.