Our Atlantic Attempt

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Our Atlantic Attempt

Product details:
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Nonsuch Publishing (1 Feb. 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1845886038
ISBN-13: 978-1845886035

Product Description:
On 18 May 1919 Harry Hawker, chief test pilot for the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War, and K Mackenzie Grieve, an officer in the Royal Navy, took off from Pearl Aerodrome, in a Sopwith Atlantic aeroplane. Unfortunately, their aeroplane developed engine trouble after only 1,050 miles and they were forced to ditch in the water.

About the Author:
Harry Hawker (1889-1921) was an Australian aviation pioneer who was chief test pilot for the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War, when the company was responsible for producing some of the most important British aeroplanes, notably the Sopwith Camel. After the war Hawker, Tom Sopwith, Fred Sigist and Bill Eyre founded what would eventually become Hawker Siddeley Aircraft, manufacturer of the Hawker Hurricane, workhorse of R.A.F. Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain.K. Mackenzie Grieve was an officer in the Royal Navy


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