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Old 11th Jun 2016, 21:47
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How hard or easy it is to fly a pre WW2 DH Tiger Moth from London to Sydney.

Jean Batten did it in a couple of weeks.

Can it be done in 2016/17?
I presume you mean no support teams, no GPS or any other modern technology, except for equipment like Xponders and radios as may be required for ATC compliance?

I'd say it'd be harder today as compared to when Jean Batten did the trip the geo-political landscape is much more fractious today.

Having said that, I think your suggestion is a great idea, it would certainly put a modern perspective on Jean Battens achievement. In the process make people of the modern era realise how great her achievement was.
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