Harry George Hawker - Australian Pioneer Aviator
Breaking Records
 
Duration Record
 
Remained aloft for 8hrs 23mins to win the Michelin Cup
 
 
 
Height Records
 
11,450 feet
 
10,800 feet with 2 passengers
 
8,400 feet with 3 passenger (World record)
 
12,000 feet with one passenger
 
Australian record of 7,800 feet in Albury, N.S.W. (1914)
 
New record of 18,393 feet
 
New record of 24,408 feet (World record)
 
 
Efficiency Records
 
Ascending at a rate of 1,200 feet per Min.
 
Covering a set course at 98 miles/hr,  then same course at 36 miles/hr, 
this variation test set a world record.
 
 
Distance Record
 
Nearly 1,000 miles over water during around Britain attempt, creating a world record
 
First British subject to win the "Singer" Competition for amphibious craft (Flying Boat)
 
Won numerous "point to point" speed races
 
First pilot to "Loop the Loop" in a Seaplane
 
World record of 105.15 miles/hr in a 1.5lt car (Brooklands Race track)
 
First to attempt the flight across the Atlantic (St Johns, Canada to England)
 
This epic voyage prompted Banjo Patterson to write his poem "Hawker The Standard Bearer"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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