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Charles Rolls English Channel flight record.....



Item # 589242

June 3, 1910

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Atlanta, Georgia, June 3, 1910

* Aviator Charles Stewart Rolls
* English Channel airplane flight record


This 12 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "ACROSS CHANNEL AND BACK AGAIN", "Marvelous Feat Is Performed by English Aviator", and "Captain Rolls Flies From Dover to Calaiste, France, and Returns to Dover Without Stopping His Aeroplane--An Unprecedented Feat". 1st report coverage of Charles Rolls becoming the 1st to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by airplane.

Other news of the day. Light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: Charles Stewart Rolls (27 August 1877 - 12 July 1910) was a motoring and aviation pioneer. Together with Frederick Henry Royce he co-founded the Rolls-Royce car manufacturing firm. He was the first Briton to be killed in a flying accident, when the tail of his Wright Flyer broke off during a flying display near Bournemouth, England. He was aged 32.

On 2 June 1910, he became the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane, taking 95 minutes – faster than Blériot. For this feat, which included the first East-bound aerial crossing of the English Channel, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Aero Club. There is a statue to commemorate the flight in Monmouth and another in Dover.

Category: The 20th Century

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