The flight of the Southern Cross / by C.E. Kingsford-Smith and C.T.P. Ulm ; with a foreword by Lord Stonehaven

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Kingsford-Smith, Charles, 1897-1935
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N 629.13099 SMI
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New York : Robert M. McBride, 1929
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FLIGHT OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS 1
FLIGHT OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS 11
FOREWORD 15
CONTENTS 17
ILLUSTRATIONS 21
Part One: PLANS AND PREPARATIONS 22
CHAPTER II WE ARE INVITED, BUT DECLINE, TO TAKE PART IN THE DOLE RACE. OUR CHOICE OF A PLANE AND ENGINES. GOOD FRIENDS COME TO OUR HELP. WE BUY A FOKKER FROM SIR GEORGE WILKINS. 40
CHAPTER III WE CONTEMPLATE A HOP OF 4,200 MILES. ANDERSON GOES TO HAWAII TO REPORT ON TAKE-OFF PLACES. NEGOTIATING FOR ENGINES. OUR DRAMATIC INTERVIEW WITH ADMIRAL PEABLES. WE ARE ASKED TO RETURN TO AUSTRALIA. WE “KEEP ON KEEPING ON.” ANOTHER FINANCIAL IMPASSE. 56
CHAPTER IV WE TAKE OVER THE FOKKER. MORE FINANCIAL WORRIES. MORTGAGE ON THE MACHINE. WE ABANDON THE PROJECT. LIFTING OF THE CLOUDS. CAPTAIN HANCOCK'S GENEROSITY. DETAILS OF PLANE. 67
CHAPTER V MANY PROBLEMS. FINANCIAL WORRIES. IMPORTANT POINTS LEARNED. NAVIGATION PLANS. BLIND FLYING. INSTRUMENTS. SAFETY DEVICES. 87
Part Two: OAKLAND TO HONOLULU 105
CHAPTER VII TALKS ON PAPER. CLIMBING THE CLOUD PEAKS. BANTER PASSES TO AND FRO. WE RIDE AND THEN LOSE THE RADIO BEACON. SAILING IN THE DIM WORLD OF CLOUDS. 116
CHAPTER VIII A STUDY IN PSYCHOLOGY; PALSHIP OF MOTORS; THAT MAGIC SHIP WAS A TONIC J OUR GHOST PLANE ATTENDS US; CLOUD POETRY. 133
CHAPTER IX DAWN—WAITING FOR LAND. FALSE ALARMS. AMONG THE ISLES OF MIST. MAUNA KEA SIGHTED. WE BURST ON HONOLULU. LANDING AT WHEELER FIELD. OUR GREAT WELCOME. 149
ACTUAL LOG ENTRIES—FIRST LEG 159
Part Three: HONOLULU TO SUVA 167
CHAPTER XI WE HUG THE SEA TO SAVE FUEL. AGAIN THE RADIO TAKES A REST. STERN TUSSLE WITH RAINSTORMS. BLIND FLYING AND THE CONTEST OF SENSES AND INSTRUMENTS. STARBOARD MOTOR SHIMMIES. RACE WITH THE CLOUDS. WE MEET THE “SOUTHERN CROSS.” 184
CHAPTER XII LOSING GASOLINE IN THE CLOUDS. WE CROSS THE EQUATOR. NO SIGN OF PHCENIX GROUP. LANGUOROUS TROPICAL NIGHT TURNS TO ONE OF SAVAGE RAIN. BUMPING THROUGH. 203
CHAPTER XIII WE MEET THE TRADE WIND. A HEAVY TASK TO KEEP ON OUR COURSE. WHERE THE EARTH CURVES. FIJIAN ISLANDS RISE AND SINK. ENCHANTED PATCH OF THE PACIFIC. WE LAND AT SUVA. 216
CHAPTER XIV SCENES AT SUVA. WE ARE DEAF AND DAZED. OUR TREMENDOUS RECEPTION. VIGILANT NATIVE GUARDS DEBAR US FROM OUR OWN MACHINE. WE SELECT NASELAI AS A TAKE-OFF PLACE. DIFFICULTIES IN THE WAY. WE CHAFE AT THE DELAY. 234
ACTUAL LOG ENTRIES—SECOND LEG 248
Part Four: SUVA TO BRISBANE 259
CHAPTER XVI INTO THE AIR AGAIN. WE SAY GOOD-BY TO SUVA. DARKNESS FALLS. PROMISE OF EXCELLENT NIGHT’S FLYING. OUR EARTH INDUCTOR COMPASS FAILS. 279
CHAPTER XVII A SAVAGE STORM THRASHES US. NIGHTMARE BLIND FLYING. OUR WORST EXPERIENCE OF THE WHOLE FLIGHT. WE ABANDON NAVIGATION FOR SEVERAL HOURS. 288
CHAPTER XVIII storm’s fury wanes, we are off our course. COLD, CHEERLESS DAWN. SPEEDING FOR THE AUSTRALIAN COAST. TRANSFORMATION. 305
CHAPTER XIX WE SIGHT AUSTRALIA. TOO FAR SOUTH. WE STRIKE THE COAST NEAR B ALLIN A. LANDING AT EAGLE FARM. WONDERFUL RECEPTION. IMMENSE CROWD. 314
ACTUAL LOG ENTRIES—THIRD LEG 325
Part Five: LESSONS AND CONCLUSIONS 331
CHAPTER XXI LESSONS AND CONCLUSIONS ON THE FLIGHT. THE MAGNIFICENT WORK OF LYON AND WARNER. OUR LOYALTY TO TRI-MOTORED PLANES IS VINDICATED. GENERAL OBSERVATIONS. 336

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