On this day 11 May 1969
On this day 11 May 1969 Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race West to East was won by a Phantom from RNAS Yeovilton
Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race West to East was won by a Phantom from RNAS Yeovilton, the winning aircraft was piloted by Lieutenant Commander Brian Davies AFC RN The winner of the race was the Observer, Lieutenant Commander Peter M Goddard RN whose time was 5 hours 11 minutes and 57 seconds getting from the top of the Empire State Building in New York to the top of the Post Office Tower (now BT Tower) in London.
The full flying team for the Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race was, from the left:
Lt Cdr Peter Goddard, Lt Paul Waterhouse, Lt Cdr Douglas Borrowman, Lt Cdr Brian Davies AFC, Lt Alan Hickling, Lt Hugh Drake
A pictorial account of the race with comments by participants is in the downloadable pdf below.