1. DATA FILE
Name :Bruce Mary, Winifred, née Petre
Age at the time of the flight : 35 years.
Made : Blackburn
Model : Blue Bird two seater side by side
Type : Biplane, wood and fabric, tail wheel.
Registration : G-ABDS
Departure point : Heston (England), now Heathrow.
Date : September 25, 1930
Finish point : Croydon (England)
Date : February 20, 1931
Duration : 5 months
First part : Munich (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hongary), Belgrade (Yougoslavia), Constantinople (Turkey), EskiSehr, Alepp (Syria), Bagdad ( Persia), Basra (Iraq), Jask (Iran), Karachi (Pakistan), Delhi (India), Calcutta, Chittagong (now Bangladesh), Rangoon (Burma), Bangkok (Thailand), Korat, Hanoi (Indochina), Hong Kong, Amoy (China), Shanghai, Séoul (Korea), Tokyo (Japan).
Second part : Vancouver (Canada), San Fransisco (USA), Los Angeles, New Albany, New York, Boston.
Third part : Cherbourg (France), Croydon.
Equator : Did not cross the Eqautor.
Break downs, incidents/accidents :
One nose-over. Several engine problems, oil line broken.
Firsts :First woman to fly solo around the world, even if all the trip was not done entirely by air.
Records : Nil
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES
Bruce Mary , The Bluebird's Flight ,1931, Chapman & Hall, London.
The wold flight of Mrs. Bruce and her biplane, a Blackburn Bluebird. Photos and maps. Out of print.
Bruce Mary , Nine Lives Plus , 1977, Pelham Books, London. ISBN 0 7207 0974 1.
Autpbiography of Mrs. Bruce describing her adventures and records on land; sea and in the air.
WILSON, Nancy, Queen of Speed, The Racy Life of Mary Petre Bruce. ELSP. Bradford on Avon,Wiltshire, BA15 1ED UK. . ISBN 978 1 906641 42 9.
Order from: http://www.queen-of-speed.com/
Last update : September 16, 2012
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