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SKU #6913226

First Trans-Pacific Flight 90th Anniversary postage-paid envelope

SKU #6913226

First Trans-Pacific Flight 90th Anniversary postage-paid envelope

$1.25
This postage-paid envelope recognises the 90th anniversary of the first Trans-Pacific flight featuring wonderful illustrations by Arthur Leydin.
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Ninety years ago, two Australians, Charles Kingsford Smith (“Smithy”) and Charles Ulm, made the first historic flight across the Pacific on a second-hand Fokker plane, the Southern Cross, FVIIb-3m NC1985. The plane and its crew took off from Oakland, California for Hawaii on 31 May 1928, a leg that took 27 hours and 25 minutes. The daring flight attracted worldwide interest, and the crew were greeted as heroes on their arrival in Brisbane on 9 June 1928.