"We named the ship the Kangaroo, because we hoped I could get to California in a couple of jumps."
Eddie August Schneider (October 1, 1930). "I Break a Record and have a Swell Time Besides". Flying magazine. Eddie August Schneider explaining why he named his ship, The Kangaroo.
I recently flew more than twelve thousand miles in a little over a month, through rain, fog, wind and snow, over mountains, cities and deserts, in a three-year-old, second-hand airplane that had already traveled some five hundred thousand miles. During that time I never was very late for an appointment or put a single scratch on myself. And considering that I am hardly an expert pilot at nineteen years of age, I knew that these statements must prove something about modern commercial aviation.Eddie August Schneider
"Hello Pop, I made it."Eddie August Schneider
I was broke, hungry, jobless … yet despite the fact that all three of us are old-time aviators who did our part for the development of the industry, we were left out in the cold in the Administration’s program of job making. Can you blame us for accepting the lucrative Spanish offer?Eddie August Schneider