Aeronautics: Sir Charles's Nerves

Sir Charles's Nerves

Off & on for the past four years Sir Charles Edward ("Smithy") Kingsford-Smith, Australia's air hero, has been making records between England and Australia. Last week he made a new one: 7 days, 5 hr. At Wyndham, western Australia, he dragged his weary frame from the cockpit of his small monoplane Miss Southern Cross, gave newshawks a gloomy account of as miserable a week as he ever spent. Said Sir Charles:

"I don't like traveling over the sea with one engine. One hears all sorts of knocks and splutters, but...

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