Amy Johnson’s de Havilland Aviation Adventures

Amy Johnson and James Allan Mollison 1932Amy Johnson achieved fame through her astonishing record-breaking flights, many completed in de Havilland aircraft. In 1934 de Havilland entered three DH88 Comets in the MacRobertson England to Australia air race. G-ACSP Black Magic was piloted by Amy and Jim Mollison, but pulled out with engine trouble. G-ACSS, Grosvenor House won the race and G-ACSR came in fourth. Continue reading “Amy Johnson’s de Havilland Aviation Adventures”

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Geoffrey de Havilland and the Race to Australia

By far Geoffrey de Havilland’s most important pre-war aircraft design concept was the DH88 Comet twin-engined racing monoplane, not only because this machine won the 1934 MacRobertson England to Australia air race but also because it was the inspiration for the Mosquito. Continue reading “Geoffrey de Havilland and the Race to Australia”