GREAT BRITAIN: Home for Dinner

As an air-cargo pilot, John Hackett, a burly man with a magnificent R.A.F. mustache, regularly hops across the English Channel a dozen or more times a day. He longed for a longer ride. One sunup last week, Hackett took off from London Airport, got a course from his navigator, Peter Moneypenny, and aimed his twin-jet Canberra bomber westward. Seven hours and 30 minutes later he put down at Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Field. While newsreel cameras whirled, Hackett and Moneypenny spent 35 minutes on the ground, getting themselves and their plane refueled. Aided...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!