When London Had ‘Formula 1 Races’ In the Sky

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Hard to imagine now, the Aerial Derby in London was an incredibly popular aerial race that had millions of people looking up at the London sky every year. Starting in 1912, it featured many well-known figures in the world of aviation. Some of these were Bert Hinkler, the “Australian Lone Eagle”, who was the first to fly solo from England to Australia, and Tom Sopwith, founder of Sopwith and Hawker. Despite its popularity, however, it was only active for eight years, stopping after disputes over venues and withdrawal of major sponsors. Read full article here

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