Flight to fame – I

As a 17-year-old teenager Aspy Engineer flew in the Aga Khan Cup race
Rusi Sorabji

  Ninety-one years ago on Navroz day, Aspy Engineer, a Parsi boy aged 17 years, three months and six days, flew a single engine aircraft into England, all the way from India, carving a place for himself in the annals of world aviation. Lest we forget this audacious young man’s achievements, here is an account, condensed from 18 foolscap pages written by Engineer, as well as Sorabji’s father’s recollections, the author’s conversations with Engineer and printed reports. Over several installments Parsiana will be carrying his adventurethat refers to his remarkable flight and the prevalent difficult flying conditions between Karachi to England......

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