Aeroplane Monthly 1974-03
Personal album
Two students flew this Bristol Fighter, G-ABYE, to Hinaidi, where K. D. Marshall took this photograph in 1934. G-ABYE was owned by M. Emmett at this time, and later passed to Universal Aircraft Services,where it remained until the registration was cancelled in April 1938.
This Bellanca Pacemaker, Leonardo da Vinci, was photographed by J. E. Martin on August 25, 1934, the day after it crashed near Newport, Wales, having flown from Rome to position at Dublin for an Atlantic flight. The pilots, Capt George Pond and Lt Cesare Sabelli, were only slightly injured. The previous May they had made a successful west-east crossing of the Atlantic during an attempt to fly to Rome which ended in a forced landing in County Tyrone, Ireland. This landing was due to oil starvation caused by deliberate sabotage.
Cathcart-Jones and Ken Waller arrive at Rutbah Wells in D. H. Comet G-ACSR during the MacRobertson England-Australia Race in October 1934. They finished in fourth place, and on the return trip from Melbourne to Lympne set up a new record for the distance of 5 days, 6hr 43min.
The two pilots, with Ken Waller on the left.
One of four Douglas World Cruisers that left Seattle on April 6, 1924, for a round-the-world flight. This picture, sent in by R. Broderick, was taken at Hinaidi.
The Vickers Vulture II, G-EBHO, was photographed by S. Gibson at Karachi in 1924 during a round-the-world flight attempt. Flown by Sqn Ldr A. S. C. MacLaren, the Vulture left Calshot on March 25, 1924, but came to grief during take-off in a monsoon at Akyab in Burma.
J. P. O'Hara sent in this photograph of Francis Chichester’s D.H.60G Moth, G-AAAK. Chichester, then 28, had landed at Abu-Suier, home of 4 FTS, and is the gentleman in the scarf. He is talking to his cousin, Flt Lt Chichester, then a Flt Cdr of 4 FTS. G-AAAK later flew on to Australia, covering the journey from Croydon to Sydney in 180 1/2 flying hours.