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THE CHALLENGE

Solo Charity Flight London to Cape Town

7200+ miles crossing 13 countries, mountains, deserts and seas. 100 years on from the first flight to the Cape.

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HISTORY

100 years ago In December 1919, the British Air Ministry announced surveys had been completed by the RAF and a string of airfields established on the African route. It was now open to Aviators !

The London times offered a prize for the first person to fly from London – Cape Town.

Col Pierre van Ryneveld and Lt. Col Christopher Joseph Qunitin Brand were the first to make it there 100 years ago in a Vimy named the Silver Queen.

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