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Cape
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The Cape Records

These tables give full details of Alex Henshaw's Cape Records flight, including statistics for each of the ten stages from Gravesend to Cape Town and back.

Speed and times for the flight Gravesend to Cape Town, February 1939

February

Stages

Take-off
GMT time

Landing
GMT time

Hours
in air

Distance
stat. miles

Avg. speed
mph

5th

Gravesend

3.35

       

5th

Oran  

c. 10.05

6.30

1236

190.15

5th

Oran

c. 11.00

       

5th

Gao  

c. 17.15

6.15

1367

218.72

5th

Gao

23.30

       

6th

Libreville  

c. 5.45

6.15

1325

212.00

6th

Libreville

c. 6.30

       

6th

Mossamedes  

c. 11.45

5.15

1094

208.38

6th

Mossamedes

c. 12.45

       

6th

Cape Town  

18.58

6.13

1355

217.96

Total elapsed time 39 hrs 23 mins.

30.28

6377

209.44

 

Speed and times for the flight Cape Town to Gravesend, February 1939

February

Stages

Take-off
GMT time

Landing
GMT time

Hours
in air

Distance
stat. miles

Avg. speed
mph

7th Cape Town 22.15        
8th Mossamedes   c. 5.00 6.45 1355 200.74
8th Mossamedes c. 5.45        
8th Libreville   c. 11.00 5.15 1094 208.38
8th Libreville c. 11.30        
8th Gao   c. 17.45 6.15 1325 212.00
8th Gao 23.45        
9th Oran   c. 6.30 6.45 1367 200.40
9th Oran c. 8.00        
9th Gravesend   13.51 5.51 1236 211.28

Total elapsed time 39 hrs 36 mins.

30.51 6377 206.40

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