Daily Mail's £10,000 prize for crossing the Atlantic

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After Louis Blériot won the Daily Mail's $5000 prize for crossing the Channel, a new, bigger prize was proposed for the first aviator to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Algernon E. Berriman wrote in 1913 that such a flight would be impossible with contemporary technology. Supposing that it would take 30 hours to fly 2000 miles at 70 miles per hour, he calculated that the fuel required would weigh six times the maximum capacity.[1]

Event names Daily Mail's £10,000 ($50,000) prize for crossing the Channel
Event type competition
Country GB
Location
Start date
Number of days
Tech focus airplane


Sources

  1. Berriman, 1913, Aviation, pp. 301–302.