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AVIATION.

FLIGHT FROM SYDNEY TO MELBOURNE.

Sydney, July 20

Quillaux's flying time over 582 miles between Melbourne and Sydney was a little over nine hours— an average of 64 miles an hour. He made seven intermediate stops. He encountered a succession of etorms, heavy rain and intense cold Furthermore, the difficulty of piloting his machine through unknown country proved a serious setback at various points. He rose to great altitudes, once up to 15,000 feet Ho try and 'escape the Btorms, the effect of which almost numbed him. Ho had to steer by tbe compass on the journey between Harden and Sydney, and so perilsome was the wind and so stroDgly did the rain beat down that sometimes he was nearly capsized,

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AVIATION., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4414, 21 July 1914

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AVIATION. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4414, 21 July 1914

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