HC Deb 28 February 1924 vol 170 cc683-4

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he has any information with regard to the proposed American attempt to fly round the world; whether he will obtain a Report from the attaché at Washington as to the number of planes which will make this attempt; and whether the Government of the United States is supporting this enterprise?


The Air Ministry has received full information of the proposed world flight referred to, and has been in communication with the American air authorities in regard to the arrangements for those parts of the flight which will be over British territory. It is understood that four or five machines of the. United States Army Air Service will take part in the flight, which will be carried out by serving officers with the full support of the United States Government.


Seeing that such flight, if successful, will do very much for American prestige and the development of civil aviation in the United States, will the hon. Gentleman promise the same support to any British attempt on the lines now being carried out in the United States?