22 May, 1919
The Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom announces the official rules for the Great Air Race from Britain to Australia.
The many rules included:
And who was the first aviator to formally enter? Bert Hinkler! He was eventually forced to pull out of the Great Air Race because he wanted to make the journey unaccompanied, but Hinkler went on to achieve the first solo flight from England to Australia in February 1928.
The archives of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom are held at the Royal Air Force Museum London. www.royalaeroclub.co.uk