New Delhi. 26 April 2021. Today in 1929 was a day written in golden words in the pages of aviation history.The first non-stop flight between Great Britain and British India landed on the Indian soil.
Royal Air Force Squadron Leader Arthur G. Jones-Williams and Flight Lieutenant Norman H. Jenkins made the first non-stop flight in a Fairey Long-Range Monoplane. The flight, from RAF Cranwell to Karachi, covered 4,130 miles (6,651 kilometers) nonstop in 50 hours 48 minutes, falling 336 miles (541 kilometers) short of the world nonstop flight distance record.
This was a flight without passengers undertaken by the Royal Airforce.