publication date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 (part of Winter 2021)

category: Aviation

clue: Ninety years ago, he crossed the Tasman Sea and proved that even a crash landing is still enough to qualify a flight for the record books.

explanation: On January 7, 1931, Menzies became the first person to fly solo across the Tasman Sea, but he crash-landed upside down on the New Zealand coast. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, and Erik Bates


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