Bud Mars was the first man to fly an airplane in Hawaii on December 31, 1910. Piloting a Curtiss B-18 biplane, he flew to 500-feet over Moanalua Polo Field, Oahu. He repeated the flight the next day to the thrill of thousands of spectators.
- "I find your Hawaiian air currents rather tough ones, but everything else was lovely." Honolulu Advertiser January 1, 1911.
- Paying customers watch as J. C. Bud Mars makes the first airplane flight in Hawaii on December 31, 1910.
- J. C. Bud Mars making first flight in Hawaii December 31, 1910 in Honolulu (Moanalua).