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The world’s Last Great Air Race took place from London to Christchurch, New Zealand, in 1953. John Chadwick’s father, Chad Chadwick, navigated the BEA Viscount which became the fastest airliner to complete the race. The Vickers Viscount would go on to become a world-beater and Britain’s most successful airliner.The Last Great Air Race is the previously untold story of the BEA Viscount’s race, from the notes of John’s father and those of BEA’s then chief executive Peter (to become Sir Peter) Masefield, team manager, and BBC reports from crew member Raymond Baxter.

The Last Great Air Race (HardbacK)


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