Charles Kingsford Smith

Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith

Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC, often called by his nickname Smithy, was an early Australian aviator. In 1928, he earned global fame when he made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. He also made the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland, the first flights between Australia and New Zealand, and the first eastward Pacific crossing from Australia to the United States.
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What is the objection? - York Daily Record
Google News - about 7 years
His request is like taking a poll to determine: Do we want Charles Smith to be sentenced for false pretense? That's ridiculous! There is a step by step process for that, and we do not determine guilt of high crimes and misdemeanors, or any other crimes
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Best NBA players from the University of Pittsburgh - Yahoo! Sports
Google News - about 7 years
Charles Smith averaged 16.8 points and 8.1 rebounds per game at Pitt from 1985 to 1988. He was then taken with the third overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, and immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers for Hersey Hawkins
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Chappell, Smith & Associates Partners with Keystone Insurers Group - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - about 7 years
Tom Chappell and Charles Smith purchased the agency in 1981. Tom Chappell is active in several local and national professional organizations, including the Aviation Insurance Association. He served on the advisory panel for the National Academy of
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Guest Column: Reason for optimism on mental health endeavors - Rockford Register Star
Google News - about 7 years
Dr. Charles Smith of Rockford is on the Mental Illness Awareness Committee of the Mental Health Association of the Rock River Valley. By Dr. Charles Smith The situation for people struggling with mental illness in Winnebago County should get the
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Fragile economy could reduce police awareness of wrongful convictions: Report - Montreal Gazette
Google News - about 7 years
Marquardt was unjustly sent to prison for 13 years based largely on the testimony of discredited Ontario pathologist Charles Smith. Although police officers are more aware of the risk of wrongful convictions than ever before, today's climate of
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SFO and FMA lay charges in Belgrave Finance investigation - National Business Review
Google News - about 7 years
Former Belgrave Finance director, Stephen Charles Smith (43), and an associate, Raymond Tasman Schofield (49), have appeared in the Auckland District Court to face charges arising from the collapse of Belgrave Finance. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
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Stretch of interstate dedicated - Willows Journal
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Charles Smith's granddaughter, Nichole Andrade, praised the Willows CHP office and, Henriques in particular, for organizing the memorial. "I'm very grateful to him for doing this for our family," Andrade said. Known by his friends as "Smitty," Smith
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Fort Pitt's Smith Likes Boeing, Honeywell and Telecom - Washington Post
Google News - about 7 years
8 (Bloomberg) -- Charles Smith, chief investment officer at Fort Pitt Capital Group Inc., talks about the outlook for President Barack Obama's speech about his plan to spur jobs growth, investment strategy in the current economic environment and some
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Newcastle Eagles set to re-sign legend Charles Smith - Journal Live
Google News - about 7 years
NEWCASTLE Eagles intend to add one more new face before the BBL season starts – as they finally wrap up a one-year deal to bring back long-serving forward Charles Smith. Smith, who with over 5000 points is the Eagles
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Witness who helped Jefferson investigators in murder probe is slain - NOLA.com
Google News - about 7 years
View full sizeSusan Poag,The Times-PicayuneA crowd gathers at 4th Street and Commerce Street in Bridge City as Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and detectives investigate the fatal shooting of Charles Smith. Charles Smith, 46, was found dead
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OK road ranks second fastest in nation - KFOR
Google News - about 7 years
"It's a fast road," Charles Smith said, who lives along 33. "Everybody's in a hurry these days. They put it to the limit and a little more, you know?" Because the 25 mile stretch of Highway 33 runs straight for as far as the eye can see, ranking second
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Andre De Shields to Direct Crossroads Theatre's AINT MISBEHAVIN - Broadway World
Google News - about 7 years
He has been nominated as "Best Leading Actor" for his title role in Charles Smith's new play The Gospel According to James, produced last Spring at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater in Chicago, Dennis Zacek, Artistic Director
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Former Ark. hospital director gets new state job - Asbury Park Press
Google News - about 7 years
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/ppl9NH) reports that Charles Smith has become the assistant administrator of the Arkadelphia Human Development Center. Smith resigned June 17, days after federal reviewers found the hospital violated
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Randolph County Man Indicted For Role in US Marshal Shooting Pleads Guilty - WDTV
Google News - about 7 years
On February 16th, 2011, Deputy US Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller, and several other officers were attempting serve a warrant to Charles Smith, 50, at 319 Central Street in Elkins. The indictment listed that Smith was wanted on charges of Possession with
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Police Academy star Charles Smith dead - The Independent
Google News - about 7 years
The 66-year-old actor and former NFL star - who was best known for his role as Moses Hightower in the hit comedy movie series 'Police Academy' - was found by police yesterday afternoon after officers were called to his property
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C.B. Smith enters North Greenbush race - Albany Times Union
Google News - about 7 years
"The unexpected declination left us little time to recruit a candidate but we realized all along that we had the most honest, well equipped, committed and informed candidate here on our town committee all along in Charles Smith", said Town Democratic
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    THIRTIES
  • 1935
    Age 38
    His most famous aircraft, the Southern Cross, is now preserved and displayed in a purpose-built memorial to Sir Charles Kingsford Smith near the International Terminal at Brisbane Airport. Kingsford Smith sold the plane to the Australian Government in 1935 for £3000 so it could be put on permanent display for the public.
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    Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and co-pilot John Thompson "Tommy" Pethybridge were flying the Lady Southern Cross overnight from Allahabad, India, to Singapore, as part of their attempt to break the England-Australia speed record held by C. W. A. Scott and Tom Campbell Black, when they disappeared over the Andaman Sea in the early hours of 8 November 1935.
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  • 1934
    Age 37
    In 1934, he purchased a Lockheed Altair, the Lady Southern Cross, with the intention of competing in the MacRobertson Air Race.
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  • 1933
    Age 36
    In 1933, Seven Mile Beach, New South Wales, was used by Sir Charles Kingsford Smith as the runway for the first commercial flight between Australia and New Zealand.
    He later sold the aircraft to Captain W.N. "Bill" Lancaster who vanished on 11 April 1933 over the Sahara Desert; Lancaster's remains were not found until 1962.
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  • 1932
    Age 35
    Kingsford Smith was knighted in the 1932 King's Birthday Honours List as a Knight Bachelor.
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  • 1931
    Age 34
    In 1931, he purchased an Avro Avian he named the Southern Cross Minor, to attempt an Australia-to-England flight.
  • 1930
    Age 33
    He arrived in Sydney on 22 October 1930.
    In 1930, he competed in an England to Australia air race, and, flying solo, won the event taking 13 days.
    Collecting his 'old bus', Southern Cross, from the Fokker Aircraft Company in the Netherlands where it had been overhauled, in June 1930 he achieved an east-west crossing of the Atlantic from Ireland to Newfoundland in 31½ hours, having taken off from Portmarnock Beach (The Velvet Strand), just north of Dublin.
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  • 1929
    Age 32
    While on their way to help with the search two friends of Kingsford Smith crash landed in the Tanami Desert in Central Australia and died of thirst and exposure on 12 April 1929.
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    On 31 March 1929, en route from Sydney to England, the Southern Cross with Kingsford Smith at the helm made an emergency landing on a mudflat near the mouth of the Glenelg River, in the Kimberley region of northern Western Australia.
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  • 1928
    Age 31
    Kingsford Smith's flight was planned for takeoff from Richmond, near Sydney, on Sunday 2 September 1928, with a scheduled landing around 9:00 a.m. on 3 September at Wigram Aerodrome, near Christchurch, the principal city in the South Island of New Zealand.
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    After making the first non-stop flight across Australia from Point Cook near Melbourne to Perth, in Western Australia in August 1928, Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm registered themselves as Australian National Airways (see below).
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    At 8:54 a.m. on 31 May 1928, Kingsford Smith and his 4-man crew left Oakland, California, to attempt the first trans-Pacific flight to Australia.
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    In 1928, Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm arrived in the United States and began to search for an aircraft.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1922
    Age 25