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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

This was always such an active blog. Sorry I have not written recently. Here something for you to enjoy I hope. A cover from my Aviation collection In 1928, Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm arrived in the United States and began to search for an aircraft. Famed Australian polar explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins sold them a Fokker F.VII/3m monoplane, which they named the Southern Cross. At 8:54 a.m. on 31 May 1928,[9] Kingsford Smith and his 4-man crew left Oakland, California, to attempt the first trans-Pacific flight to Australia. The flight was in three stages. The first, from Oakland to Wheeler Army Airfield,[11] Hawaii was 3,870 kilometres (2,400 mi), taking an uneventful 27 hours 25 minutes (87.54mph). They took off from Barking Sands on Mana, Kauai, since the runway at Wheeler was not long enough. They headed for Suva, Fiji, 5,077 kilometres (3,155 mi) away, taking 34 hours 30 minutes (91.45mph). This was the most demanding portion of the journey, as they flew through a massive lightning storm near the equator. The third leg was the shortest, 2,709 kilometres (1,683 mi) in 20 hours (84.15mph), and crossed the Australian coastline near Ballina before turning north to fly 170 kilometres (110 mi) to Brisbane, where they landed at 10.50 a.m. on 9 June. The total flight distance was approximately 11,566 kilometres (7,187 mi) I have some covers in my Bidstart Store http://www.cddstamps.com/bidstart_store.htm and will soon be loading more. Also if you collect Great Britain please have a look at the Store. Some great stamps there, nice quality, well described and at competitive prices. And finally, My cddstamps December Newsletter has been issued. For a free copy just email me at cddstamps@gmail.com Best wishes.. Michael
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