1927 London, Ontario to London, England
The Carling Brewery Co. of London, ant. offered a prize of $25,000 for any Canadian or British pilot making a nonstop flight from London, Ontario to London, England. Carling bought a Stinson SM-1 aircraft, named the "Sir John Carling," and selected Capt. Terrance B. Tully as pilot with Lt. James V. Medcalf as navigator. The plane took off about 6:00 a.m. on Aug. 29 but ran into bad fog at Kingston, ant. and was forced to return to London. The rules were revised and it was decided to land at Harbour Grace, Nfld. for refueling. They took off on Sept. 1 and got as far as Caribou, Maine, where they were forced down. On Sept. 5 they reached Harbour Grace and departed for England on Sept. 7. They were never seen again.
Courtesy: The Air Mails of Canada and Newfoundland