ISLAND HISTORY: Pioneer aviator Rosco C. Wriston, the first pilot to fly to Ni‘ihau
As an Army Air Service aviator stationed at Luke Field on Ford Island, O‘ahu, during the 1920s and 1930s, Lt. Roscoe C. Wriston (1895-1974) made the first flight over Kilauea Volcano, Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, and the first flights to Kaho‘olawe and Ni‘ihau.
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