Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First round trip Channel air crossing

Charles Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, was one of 6 people in England who bought Wright A biplanes. He used his to fly the first nonstop double crossing of the English Channel in June 1910. 
The year before, Bleriot had won the London Daily Mail's £1000 prize for making the first crossing, making the France to England flight early on July 25 1909 in his 25 hp monoplane.

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