1910 London to Manchester Air Race

1910 London to Manchester Air Race

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The 1910 London to Manchester air race took place between two aviators, who each attempted to win a heavier-than-air powered flight challenge between London and Manchester, first proposed by the Daily Mail newspaper in 1906. The 10,000 prize was won in April 1910 by Frenchman Louis Paulhan. The first person to make the attempt was Claude Grahame-White, an Englishman from Hampshire. He took off from London on 23 April 1910, and made his first planned stop at Rugby. His biplane later suffered engine problems and he was forced to land again, near Lichfield. High winds meant that continuing his journey was impossible, and he gave up his attempt. His aeroplane suffered further damage while grounded, when the winds blew it over.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136612143
  • 9786136612140