How British aviators turned an ambition into a triumphant reality. The idea of flying over the summit had attracted many pilots, but for long their ideas remained mere dreams. No engine was capable of lifting an aeroplane to such an altitude in such conditions. The day came, however, in 1932, with the production of the first models of a new experimental engine -
You can read more on the Pegasus engine in Wonders of World Engineering.
A short documentary film, Wings Over Everest, was released in 1934.
The Everest Mail
THE EVEREST MAIL being handed over to the pilot of the Westland Wallace machine before the flight over Mount Everest. Colonel P. T. Etherton, one of the organizers of the flight, is handing over the mail. Included in the mail were letters to King George V, the Prince of Wales (now the Duke of Windsor) and the late Lady Houston.
Pilot’s Cockpit in the Houston-
PILOT’S COCKPIT in the Houston-