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MELBOURNE-SYDNEY FLIGHT

Record Time of 7hrs. 10min.

SYDNEY, Monday. -By his flight from     Sydney to Melbourne and back in a Curtiss biplane Mr W. J. Stutt, of the State Avia-   tion school, who made the return journey   to-day has established a record as far as   Australia is concerned. During his long flight fiom Melbourne to Svdney he made only one stop-at Cootamundra-thus estab-

lishing the long-distance record for Austra-     lia. Owing to engine trouble Mr Stutt was compelled to leave at Cootamundra the pas- senger who accompanied him from Mel-

bourne. After leaving Goulburn Mr. Stutt  

struck a thunderstorm and was blown a

little way out to sea.  

The actual flying time for the trip was   7 hours 10 minutes, or an average of 80   miles per hour, and the highest altitude at-

tained during the flight was but« ecu 11,000 tod 12,000 ¿Mt. '

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