James U. Medcalf

James Medcalf was the navigator on the flight with Terry Tully to win a $25,000 dollar prize offered by Carling Brewery, to make a flight across the Atlantic Ocean from London, Ontario to London, England with a stop for fuel in Grace Harbour Newfoundland. After reviewing weather reports from government sources they took off in 'The Sir John Carling' on September 7, 1927 and were never heard from again. Their widows were awarded the $25,000 dollar prize. It was their flight that turned the public and media opinion against 'these foolhardy flights' over long distances.

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