The Vimy Expeditions

Written By: Peter McMillan
This Vickers Vimy, G-EAOU (affectionately known as "God 'Elp All Of Us"), was flown by the brothers Ross and Keith Smith, together with mechanics Jim Bennett and Wally Shiers, to victory in the 1919 England to Australia Air Race. In the process, they became the first people ever to fly from England to Australia. Barely 16 years had passed since the Wright brothers had lifted off from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, skimming just above the ground for only 120 feet.

Format: Limited Edition
Publication Date: 11/1/2011
ISBN: 9781608870622
Pages: 256
Trim Size: 12 x 11

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Peter McMillan, Author: As a child in North Carolina, Peter McMillan enjoyed building model planes and dreamt of epics in faraway lands. In later years, these daydreams took to the air as he became avidly involved in flying and restoring vintage aircraft from a base near San Francisco. For the England to Australia flight, Peter wrote first-person accounts in a cover story for National Geographic and in an illustrated book, The Greatest Flight that was published in the UK. Peter works at TPG, a global investment firm. He and his family currently live in London.