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Whittelsey Avian

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FIRST ENGLAND TO AUSTRALIA PLANE WHITTELSEY AVIAN
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Button shows blue text and a yellow biplane over a light blue and white background.

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YANK JUNIOR AIRPLANE SERIES RELIANCE MFG CO CHICAGO ILL.

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The Whittelsey Avian was a U.S. model of the Avro Avian plane manufactured in England. Australian pilot Bert Hinkler used a Whittelsey Avian to complete the first solo flight from England to Australia in February 1928, setting a record of 15 1/2 days.

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AD0467
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