San Fran To Brisbane

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The History of Aviation


The Golden Years

1928 - Flight from San Francisco to Brisbane

On June 9th, Charles Kingford Smith and Charles Ulm completed a 7,316 mile flight from the United States to Australia. The flight was made via Hawaii and Fiji. The pilots were accompanied by James Warner as a radio operator and Harry lyon as navigator. The flight began on May 31st in San Francisco. The first leg was a 27 hour flight to Honolulu, for there they continued on June 3rd for Jifi. After a flight of 34 hours they arrived in Suva, Fiji. The final flight took 21 hours. The journey took place in a Fokker F.VIIB

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