1934: MacRobertson Air Race
England to Australia
This air race was the idea of the Lord Mayor of Melbourne and the prize of $75,000 was put up by Sir Macpherson Robertson, a wealthy lolly maker. 20 aircraft were entered, but due to various mishaps only 12 made it to Australia.
While the winners (Black and Scott) made it in 71 hours (less than 3 days), one team (Parer and Hensworth) took 4 months to get there. Never give up!
Here is some movie footage…
The winners in a DH88 Comet aircraft…
Tom Campbell Black and Charles Scott
The Macroberston Air Race Trophy, 1934