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The Flights to Australia: A Remarkable Event and Some of its Lessons

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 November 1934



UP to midday on Monday, October 22, the “record” for a flight from England to Australia stood at 6 days 17 hours 45 minutes. Scott and Black, by landing at Port Darwin at 11.8 in their D.H. Comet that morning, lowered this to 2 clays 4 hours 24 minutes—an amazing performance. They finally won the race by crossing the finishing line at Melbourne 2 days 22 hours 50 minutes after their take‐off from Mildenhall. They were followed in order by Parmentier and Moll in the K.L.M.American‐built Douglas, Roscoe Turner and Pangborn in a Boeing 247 Commercial aeroplane, and Jones and Waller in a second Comet—to mention only the first four to arrive. Actually, the previous “record” time for a flight between England and the nearest point in Australia has been beaten by no less than six competitors in the race.


(1934), "The Flights to Australia: A Remarkable Event and Some of its Lessons", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 6 No. 11, pp. 283-284.




Copyright © 1934, MCB UP Limited

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