That’s what I would be saying. Yes, it’s the Territory of Hawaii, and as this 1939 ad states, it’s “Where Romance and Progress Meet.” Such images sold a lot of plane tickets.
When my dad started flying to Hawaii in the early 50’s, his employer, United Airlines, had drop-dead gorgeous hula girls on hand to greet each arriving flight. He doesn’t let on at how much romantic progression took place, but hey, he was a dashing airline captain back then (and single too) so I can figure out the rest.
Builders of such fine aircraft as seen above, “BP” was a great innovator of design, but by the 1950’s they faded away. I have always had a soft spot for the “Defiant.” It got a bad reputation for its vulnerability, but I like the design.
When this PBY ad was seen in 1940, the aircraft was already a seasoned veteran.
The Convair 37 never made if off the drawing-board.
Official newspaper of Sikorsky, 1930.