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Flight to fame – II

Refuelling the aircraft and procuring flight maps posed a major problem in the Middle East
Rusi Sorabji

Ninety-one years ago on March 21, Navroz day, Aspy Engineer, a young Parsi lad of 17 years, three months and six days, arrived in England from Karachi, flying his own plane, a tiny Gypsy Moth, accompanied by his friend Ram Nath Chawla. Engineer was to take part in the Aga Khan Race which offered a prize of pound sterling 500 to any Indian flying solo between England and India in the fastest time, provided the flight be completed within 30 days. This serialized account pertains only to how the two adventurous friends made it to England. Engineer then flew back......

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