After flying over a gale and strong storm over the continent, Mr. CWA Scott, a London aviator, who set a new record for a flight to Australia from England in April 1930, arrived at Lympne, Kent, near Folkestone, in the evening. of the day before, having flown from Australia in less than 11 days.
Mr. Scott had left Wyndham, Australia on May 26 for his return flight in a small Gypsy Moth machine given to him by Lord Wakefield of Hythe, especially for the flight.
The 40,000 miles were completed in 10 days and 23 hours, 48 hours less than the time taken by Air-Commodore Kingsford-Smith in Southern Cross.
Early the day before, Mr. Scott had left Brindisi in Italy on the last leg of his flight, and he covered the distance of 1,350 miles in one jump. The weather had been good, except for a headwind, until he approached Calais, where a severe thunderstorm had raged.
From there to Lympne, he had flown over the bad weather, his head in a gust of wind, very heavy rains and new storms.
He was severely suffering from cramps and deafness when he exited the cockpit of the plane at Lympne.
And he brought the machine straight into the hangar where he had started his first flight in April 1930.
Speaking to press representatives after landing at Lympne, he said: “It’s too far away and I’m really glad it’s all over now.”
Mr Scott said he considered the more recent flight the better of the two, and also more difficult, as the monsoons were broken and he had to face headwinds almost all the time.
“I had good weather as far as Singapore, then I encountered the Rangoon monsoons. I almost always had headwinds and occasionally showers. For three days, while I was flying from Calcutta to Aleppo, it was so hot that I completely stopped flying in the middle of the day, which significantly reduced my mileage.