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When did Charles Kingsford Smith and Charles Ulm fly across the Pacific Ocean?
July 07, 2009 12:30AM
On 31 May 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith and his crew, including Charles Ulm as the relief pilot, left the United States to make the first Trans-Pacific flight to Australia in the Southern Cross, a Fokker FVII-3M monoplane. The flight was in three stages, from Oakland, California to Hawaii, then to Suva, Fiji, and on to Brisbane, where they landed at Eagle Farm Airport on 9 June 1928.