Tom Campbell Black Pioneer Aviator






  


Tom Campbell Black Pioneer Aviator


Captain Tom Campbell Black and Flight Lieutenant Charles William Anderson Scott won the London to Melbourne MacRobertson Air Race in 1934

Thomas McCullough 1846-1926, son of James McCullough 1820-1910 and Elinor Moorhead, married Alice Harriet Monk in Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia, in 1869, their daughter Alice Jean McCullough born in Warrnambool in 1873, married Hugh Milner Black in Warrnambool in 1893. Their son Tom Campbell Black, born in December 1899 in Brighton, England, became a world famous Aviator when he and C.W.A. Scott won the London to Melbourne Centenary Air Race in 1934. The official name of the race was " The Mac Robertson Air Race", Tom Black and Charles Scott won the "Speed Section" of the race in a phenomenal time of 71 hours, and won the First Place Prize of 10,000 Pounds. They also won the "Handicap Section" but the race rules didn't allow them to win the two sections. Black and Scott were awarded "The Britannia Trophy" by the Royal Aero Club, England. The award is presented "For the British Aviator or Aviators accomplishing the most meritorious performance in aviation during the previous year."

 

 

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