Tuesday, October 1, 2013

With Porte He'll Try Ocean Flight -- October 1, 2013

British-born American George Hallet and British John Cyril Porte planned to fly a Curitiss Model H flying boat, America, from the United State to Britain in July, 1914. They were competing for the Daily Mail's ₤10,000 prize for the first non-stop fight across the Atlantic. Sponsored by Rodman Wanamaker, Curtiss and Porte developed the Model H. The attempt was cancelled because of approach of war. Hallett's specialty appears to have been engines.

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