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New Zealander Harold Newton Flies Across The World In An Ercoupe - Part 1

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New Zealander Harold Newton Flies Across The World In An Ercoupe - Part 1

By Frank's MS Flight Sim


Come and re-trace the 1947 record flight of decorated WW2 New Zealand (NZ) pilot Harold Newton in his little Ercoupe from Europe to NZ. This Part 1 video covers Belgium to Malayasia. Part 2 will cover Malaysia to NZ. Experience the storms and a beach landing. Enjoy some real-life Ercoupe footage as well. Hope you like. Cheers.



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About Frank's MS Flight Sim

I am an avid recreational pilot and flight simmer. Now retired, my career was in airport engineering, and engineering education and training. I use MSFS to practice aspects of my real-life recreational flying, and to make YouTube videos to share on all aspects of aviation such as: heritage/vintage flights, airfields and aircraft; bush/outback/back-country/mountain/water airstrips; aircraft accident investigations; scenic locations; wars; etc. I make a new video every 7 to 10 days. I provide brief, interesting information, often with history, geography, maps, pictures etc, and great places to fly in MSFS. As an avid, curious life-long learner, my focus is on interesting content. Hope you enjoy watching as much as I do producing. Cheers.


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I really enjoyed part 1 of this flight.

The Ercoupe is an absolute joy to fly in real aviation, almost like driving a car.

I would have no doubt, even today with a 70 or 80 year old aircraft, that the Ercoupe would make this flight safely.

One can only imagine what the the route and airports looked like in 1947.

Dead reckoning and very close attention to whatever maps/charts existed for the route.

Well done as always, looking forward to part 2.

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