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Doug Robertson



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:34 pm    Post subject: Aircraft Quiz No. 116 Reply with quote

1. Name the very first two aviators to cross the mid-Pacific Ocean by air (done in one and the same aircraft).

2. What aircraft did they use?

3. City and full date of departure?

4. City and full date of arrival?

5. Countries of intermediate landings?

6. Bonus for names of Navigator and 7. Radio Operator-these were additional crew to the two pilots.
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Canonman



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:58 pm    Post subject: Quiz 116 Reply with quote

1. Charles Kingsford Smith, Charles Ulm

2. Fokker F.VII/3m monoplane

3. 0854, 1928-05-31, Oakland, Calif

4. 1050, 1928-06-09, Brisbane

5. Wheeler Army Airfield near Mana, Kauai/Suva, Fiji/Ballina, Austrailia

6. Navigator-Engineer Capt Harry Lyon

7. Radio Operator James Warner

   
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Doug Robertson



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent answers all!. Congrats to you!

My source spells the American radio operator name as J.W. Waner. And Navigator-Engineer was Harry Lyons, also an American.

The Australian Squadron Leader and Flight Lieutenant Charles Ulm purchased a used Fokker tri-motor for the trip; fitting new Wright J-5 Whirlwind engines, the same type powered Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis. The trip started on May 31, 1928 from Oakland, California and completed on June 9, 1928.

Intermediate stops were Hawaii, the Fijis and final stop Brisbane, Australia.

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