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Fortunately it was the Maliko, whose captain knew Lyon. Through their Morse banter, the two old shipmates calculated that the Southern Cross was on course.
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A little later Warner contacted the steamship Manoa, which also happily confirmed their position. From the same ship Lyon also learned the latest American baseball scores.
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In this fashion the night passed, and by six am they were exhausted, deaf and chilled. They would have given almost anything for a smoke — and more than anything for a sight of the Hawaiian islands. Their fear of running out of fuel returned. As the sun came up, Smithy descended to feet to look for land, and seeing none, became increasingly anxious. One of the wind generators had failed, and the radio batteries were fading. As it certainly was not an island, an argument ensued. The island proved to be a cloud.
Confusion reigned until Lyon made an excellent sun shot with his damaged sextant, and Warner managed to receive a faint but reassuring radio bearing from Hilo, on the island of Hawaii. They were on course and almost there.
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Taking a quick bearing, he realised it was the snow-capped volcano Mauna Kea, on the island of Hawaii. Keep on doing your stuff — Smithy and Chas. Soon after, they sighted the island of Oahu, green and fresh in the morning sun, and high above Diamond Head they spied army planes waiting to escort them in. Just after midday — ten am, Hawaiian time — the Southern Cross swooped low over Honolulu. Twelve minutes later it touched down.
The crossing had taken twenty-seven hours and twenty-five minutes, leaving them — although they did not then know it — sufficient fuel for another three hours of flying. As Smithy and Ulm climbed down from the cockpit, they were deluged by reporters. Amid the crush, an attractive young woman attached herself to Smithy. Had he been frightened that they might go down in the sea, she asked him sweetly. He was exhausted, dazed and so deaf from the engines he could scarcely hear her, but he could not resist her innocent charm.
Perhaps remembering his near-drowning in childhood, he gave a brilliant answer. Charles Kingsford Smith was the most commanding flyer of the golden age of aviation. In three short years, he broke records with his astounding and daring voyages- the first trans-Pacific flight from America to Australia, the first circumnavigation around the equator, the first non-stop crossing of the Australian mainland. He did it all with such courage, modesty and charm that Australia and the world fell in love with him.
A tickertape parade was held in his honour on New York? At home, he became a national hero, 'Our Smithy?. Yet his achievements belied a traumatic past. He had witnessed the horror of World War I - first as a soldier at Gallipoli, later as a combat pilot with the Royal Flying Corps - and, like so many of his generation, he bore physical and emotional scars.
The public saw the derring-do; only those close to him knew the anxious man who pushed himself to the edge of health and sanity. In November , Kingsford Smith? This brilliant work from one of Australia?
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We should keep our eyes, heart, and mind focused on living the way we know we should. Showing our faith and trust in Heavenly Father by joyfully keeping His commandments will bring us happiness and glory. Whether the skies around us are clear or filled with threatening clouds, as disciples of Jesus Christ, we seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, knowing that if we do so, everything else we need will eventually be provided see Matthew The more we obsess about our difficulties, our struggles, our doubts, and our fears, the more difficult things can become.
You might invite them to think of ways that they can focus on their testimony and on Christ in difficult moments and to prayerfully decide how to implement one or more of those ideas in their lives. Show Hide.