Aeronautics: Not for a Million

Last April Charles William Anderson Scott, a rangy young man who was once champion boxer of the Royal Air Force, landed his Gipsy-Moth at Port Darwin, Australia 9 days 3 hr. 20 min. after leaving Kent, England. His time just beat the record of Wing-Commander Kingsford-Smith; but Lieut. Scott wearily declared: "I wouldn't make the attempt again for a million pounds." Last week Lieut. Scott arrived back in England. His time from Australia was 10 days, 23 hr.—nearly two days better than Kingsford-Smith's record for that direction. Ill from exhaust fumes, scorched by sun, wind and engine heat, Lieut. Scott said:...

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