AERONAUTICS: Croyden to Bundaberg

The small plane taxied right up to the fence of the home at Bundaberg, Australia, last week. Flyer Harold (Bert) Hinkler stepped stiffly out and kissed his mother waiting there. That was the goal of his record-breaking solo flight from Croyden, England, to the Antipodes.

While the huzzahing crowds waited and as he gulped the warm meal his mother had set for him, he told her what he had superlatively done: 1) the longest one-man continuous flight; 2) the longest flight in a light airplane; 3) the fastest journey from England to India; 4) the fastest journey from England to Australia; 5)...

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