• Short Summary

    Intrepid lady aviator begins long distance flight from Croydon.

  • Description

    Item title reads: " The Longest Flight Ever Made - By a woman - begins as Mrs. Keith Miller - piloted by Capt. Lancaster - leaves for 13,000 trip to Australia in an " Avro Avian" light ' plane."

    Croydon, London

    Side view of Mrs. Miller donning flying helmet and goggles with the aircraft behind her. She chats to people gathered round the plane. Close up of Mrs. Miller and pilot, Captain Lancaster, smiling with plane's propeller behind them. Mrs. Miller is wearing jodhpurs as she follows the pilot climbing up into the two cockpits. They chat to bystanders and wave. The aircraft has 'Red Rose' written on it. The aircraft taxis and takes off towards camera.

    Note: Long distance flying heroine.

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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:59:00 / 01:23:46:00
    G 1442

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Mrs Keith Miller" was also known as Jessie.

    "Captain Lancaster" is Bill Lancaster.

    They left Croydon on 14 October 1927.

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  2. Andrew Lancaster says

    "Mrs Keith Miller" was also known as Jessie and "Chubbie" was her nick name.

    Bill Lancaster is my Great Uncle

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