MOLLISON'S WONDERFUL FLIGHT.
MOLLISON’S WONDERFUL FLIGHT.
SHORTLY after the R.A.F. machine left Cranwell, Mr. J. A. Mollison, flying a Puss Moth fitted with a Gypsy Major engine set off from Lympne on a solo flight to South America. He flew first to Barcelona, encountering bad weather en route, thence to Agadir in Morocco. He followed the coast and landed in Spanish territory, then continued to Thies in French Senegal, where he rested for half a day. This was to be the jumping off point and after taking on petrol for a 3,000 mile range, he set out on his lonely trip across the South
Atlantic. He only saw one ship on the crossing, but aided by favourable winds he reached Brazil in 18 hours. He covered the 4,600 miles from England to Brazil in three days and ten hours, a magnificent achievement which adds considerably to the reputation of British light aircraft.