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Chichester’s first-ever solo flight from London to Tokyo

Posted in Aerospace, Aviation, Historical articles, History, Travel on Friday, 20 November 2015

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This brilliantly painted picture captures the elemental drama of Francis Chichester’s solo flight to Japan as well as depicting the aircraft, a de Havilland Gipsy Moth, with meticulous draughtsmanship and care. This record-breaking achievement was in fact a disappointment, since he set out to circumnavigate the globe by air and was brought down by overhead cables in Katsuura harbour.

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The first-ever solo flight from London to Tokyo by Francis Chichester by Wilf Hardy

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