Aeroplane Monthly 1980-06
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R.Riding - The black Dragons
The first Seafarer, G-ACCV, during an early air test a month later.
The first Seafarer, G-ACCV, under construction at Stag Lane in April 1933. Note the three fuel tanks occupying the entire passenger cabin.
Seafarer G-ACCV immediately after completion in April 1933.
"GOING WESTWARDS": The two "Gipsy Major" engines of the Seafarer must have disturbed the peasants of this part of Ireland, as Mr. and Mrs. Mollison flew at low altitude on their way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Seafarer keeping low over the Irish coast on course for the Atlantic, July 22, 1933.
Seafarer II G-ACJM, photographed at Stag Lane on January 19, 1934.
Seafarer II G-ACJM, renamed Trail of the Cari flight.
Last minute speeches from Jim and Amy at Croydon in the early hours of June 8, 1933, moments before the disastrous take-off
Noon, July 22, 1933. Well-wishers waving farewell to Seafarer from Pendine Sands.
THE START: Seafarer just after taking off from Pendine Sands.
A few seconds later, with 39hr of flying ahead of them.
The disastrous take-off, which postponed the Atlantic flight for six weeks.
The end of the trail, G-ACJM at Hamble on August 12, 1934, after its crash landing. It never flew again.