1. DATA FILE
Names : Geraldine Mock
Nationality : American
Licences: Private with Instrument Rating
Flying experience at time of flight : 750 hours
Geraldine Mock passed away on Ocober 2, 2014 in Florida.
Name : Spirit of Colombus .dubbed "Charlie"
Registration : N 1538C
Made : Cessna
Type : C 180 (1953)
Engine : Continental 0-470-J
Length : 26 ft, 2 in. (7.98 m.)
Wing span : 36 in. (10.97 m.)
Height : 7ft. 9 in. ( 2.36 m.)
Maximum weight :2,550 Ib (1,160 kg.)
Maximum fuel capacity : 178 gallons
Cruising speed : 145 knots (268 km/h)
The Cessna Company gave Jerrie Mock another Cessna (a C P206) in exchange for N1538C. It was exhibited at the factory in Wichita until 1975 when it went to the National Air and Space Museum where it was displayed until recently. It is now in Maryland (with Post 'sWinnie Mae) at one of the repair facility and can only be seen on apointment.
Since this (2010), "Charlie" is exhibited at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Washington D.C
Photo taken in 2010
(Photo curtesy The Earthrounders)
Departure point : Colombus (Ohio)
Departure date : March 19, 1964
Arrival point : Colombus
Arrival date : April 17, 1964
Duration in days : 25 days 11 hours 59 minutes
Duration in hours : Approx. 158 hours
Average speed : 120 knots (225 km/h)
En route stops : Kindley AFB (Bermuda), Santa Maria (Azores), Casablanca (Morroco), Tangier, Bone (Algeria), Tripoli (Lybia), Cairo (Egypt), Dharan (Saudi Arabia), Karachi (Pakistan), Delhi (India), Bangkok (Thailand), Manila (Philippines), Guam Island, Wake Island, Honolulu (Hawaii), Oakland (California), Tucson, El Paso, Bowling Green (Kentucky), Colombus.
Equator : Did not cross the Equator.
Incidents/accidents : No major breakdown. Problems with the brakes, the HF antenna reel, the tail wheel
Records set :
Other records set by Jerrie Mock :
Geraldine Mock received a great number of awards. Among them:
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES
Mock Geraldine, Three Eight Charlie ,1970, J.B. Lippincott Company, New York, 75-118975
The flight as told by the pilot. Maps. Photos.
Mock Jerrie Three Eight Charlie . 1970, Lippincott Co, New York. A luxury reprint of "Three eight Charlie" is now available:
"The book is beautiful ... gold embossed cover, 280 color pages chock full of her flight plans, weather reports, and memorabilia. "
The book is available for purchase online at www.38Charlie.com.
Vail, Betty and Edwards Dixon, Winner takes all, Flying, July 1964. A very comprehensive article following Mock's log of the flight. Photos.
Fisher Herb, Flying, August 1964. a short article part of a Champion Spark Plug Company advertisement. Photos.
Other sources :
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Archives in Lausanne, Switzerland
Last update : November 10, 23015
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