TLS, one page, 7 x 10.5, personal letterhead, April 10, 1933. Letter to a Massachusetts woman seeking advice to give a friend regarding flying. In full: “I am at a loss to know what advice to give you about your friend, Mrs. Fay. Perhaps if I ask a few questions I may be better able to hit upon something intelligent. First, what kind of business experience has she had? Could she get on the 'fringes' of aviation and use spare time for flying? Does she wish to fly exclusively, i.e., earn her living as a pilot? In this connection, can she pass the Transport physical examination as given by the Department of Commerce physicians? You say she could come to New York for an interview,—where does she live? How much instruction has she had already and can she give the names of her instructors as a check? So many people are seeking work that perhaps getting into aviation is difficult for that reason, not because it is aviation. If you wish to answer my questions as above, I’ll try to do better in another letter.” In fine condition, with a strip of light toning along one horizontal fold and edges and a few wrinkles. Just 10 days later, Earhart would fly Eleanor Roosevelt from Washington to Baltimore after a formal White House dinner. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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