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LOOPING THE LOOP.

FIRST LADY TO DO NEW AERIAL ■ • . feat: ■"• ■■" : - , ; ,

.LONDON, January 3. - : ,A■■■lady looped, the qloop at Hendon .yesterday., This, was the first performance of the aerial feat, by a woman, who was a pass.enger.. : She was Miss Eleanor.; Trehawke D&vies, and went up with Mr Giistay Haniel. ;! In hwßo-h.p:.Mprane-monoplane^ Mr Hamel ascended about? 4; o'clock. BotL her t pilot and,, the passenger were securely . strapped into., the machine. After flying at an altitude: of about 1000 feet, the airman, executed .a perfect loop, and came down* 300 feet. He rose again to the height of 1000 feet, and looped the loop a second time. Then ■ to the amazemenjt of. the onlooEers, the upside-down machine^appeared to stop dead for one thrilling moment. :It hovered uncertainly- m the airj then.commenced to plane down on its back. The pilot, however^ had the machine well in hand, and righted it splendidly on its downward journey. Miss Davies, who appeared to have enjoyed her novel experience, referred to it as one of the most thrilling she had ever had. She is one ofthe women pioneers of aviation in -England, and although she does not own an aeroplane" herself; she bos crossed the Channel several times, and has flown over 12,000 feet above land. ] is her claim that flying is a specific tor insomnia. In, September, 1912, she had a narrow escape from death when flying with the unfortunate Mr H. Astley at .Lille. The machine fell. 450 feet and was smashed. The was killed.a few days later at Belfast. Her- many flights and her services to aviation generally were marked, by the presentation in Ann} of: last year of. a trophy through the Women"s Aerial League. On that occasion sh 6j remarked that foreign ladies evinced greater interest in aviation than their English sisters ever did.

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LOOPING THE LOOP., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914

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LOOPING THE LOOP. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8803, 26 February 1914

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