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"