Harold J. L. ("Bert") Hinkler may be counted on to do the unexpected. He did it again last week. Three days after the British Ambassador effected Hinkler's release by Brazilian authorities, who had arrested him for flying "out of bounds'' (TIME. Nov. 30), Hinkler was out over the South Atlantic in his little 90-h. p. Puss Moth, alone as Lindbergh. Behind him lay the port of Natal; ahead of him a 1,600-mi. span to Africa which no airplane had yet flown eastward. In moonlight darkened by occasional squalls Pilot Hinkler flew 22 hr.,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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