The MacRobertson Air Race, 1934
England to Australia

 

Entrants

 Americans will note the 48-star flag below, correct for the time of the race.


SPEED SECTION
AIRCRAFT REGIST'N NATIONALITY CREW  RESULT
DH.88 Comet "Grosvenor House" G-ACSS
Britain
C.W.A. Scott, T. Campbell Black First. Arrived 23 Oct. 1934, Elapsed time 71:0:18
Boeing 247-D "Warner Bros. Comet" NR257Y
United States
Roscoe Turner, Clyde Pangborn Second. Arrived 24 Oct. 1934, elapsed time 92:55:38
DH.88 Comet G-ACSR
Britain
O. Cathcart Jones, K.F. Waller Third. Arrived 25 Oct. 1934, Elapsed time 108:13:45

HANDICAP SECTION
Douglas DC-2 "Uiver" PH-AJU
Netherlands
K.D. Parmentier, J.J. Moll, B. Prins, C. Van Brugge First. Arr. Melbourne 24 Oct. 1934, actual flying time 81:10:36, elapsed time 90:13:36
DH.80 Puss Moth "My Hildegarde" VH-UQO
Australia
C.J. 'Jimmy' Melrose (solo) Second. Arr. Melbourne 31 Oct. 1934, actual flying time 120:13:59, elapsed time 10 d. 16:23

OTHER ENTRANTS
Miles Hawk Major ZK-ADJ
New Zealand
S/Ldr. M. McGregor, H.C. Walker Fastest time for single engined aircraft; arr. 27 Oct. 1934, elapsed time 7 d. 14:58
Airspeed AS.5 Courier G-ACJL
Britain
S/Ldr. D. Stodart, Sgt. Pilot K. Stodart Third in handicap section. Arr. 30 Oct. 1934, elapsed time 9d 18:11
DH.89 Dragon Rapide ZK-ACO
New Zealand
J.D. Hewitt, C.E. Kay, F. Stewart Fifth in handicap sect., arr. 3 Nov. 1934
Desoutter Mk.II OY-DOD
Denmark
Lt. M. Hansen, D. Jensen Sixth in handicap sect. Arr. 31 Oct. 1934
Miles Falcon G-ACTM
Britain
H.L. Brook, Miss E. Lay (passenger) Arrived 20 Nov. 1934
Fairey IIIF G-AABY
Britain
F/O C.G. Davies, Lt.Cdr. C.N. Hill Arrived 24 Nov. 1934
Fairey Fox I G-ACXO
Australia
R. Parer, G. Hensworth Withdrew at Paris. Arrived Melbourne 13 Feb. 1935.
DH.88 Comet "Black Magic" G-ACSP
Britain
J.A. Mollison & Mrs. Amy Mollison (Johnson) Withdrew with engine trouble, Allahabad
Airspeed AS.8 Viceroy G-ACMU
Britain
N. Stack, S.L. Turner Withdrew with brake trouble, Athens
Pander S4 "Panderjager" PH-OST
Netherlands
G.J. Geysendorffer, D.L. Asjes-Pronk Crashed Allahabad, withdrew
Lockheed Vega "Puck" G-ABGK
Australia
J. Woods, D.C. Bennett Crashed Aleppo, withdrew
Lambert Monocoupe 145 "Baby Ruth" NC501W
United States
J.H. Wright, J. Polando Warner Withdrew Calcutta
B.A. Eagle G-ACVU
Britain
F/Lt. G. Shaw Withdrew Bushire
Granville R-6H "Q.E.D." NX14307
United States
Miss J. Cochrane, W. Smith Withdrew after landing damage, Bucharest
Fairey Fox I G-ACXX
Britain
H.D. Gilman, J.K. Baines Crashed in Italy, both crew killed