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ELLY BEINHORN

1. DATA FILE


THE PILOT
Name : Elly Beinhorn, she married Bernd Rosemeyer
Date of birth : May 1907 in Hannover.
Nationality : German
Licences: Private
Age at the time of the flight : 24 years

THE AIRCRAFT :
Made : Klemm
Type :L26aV, two seater in tandem
Registration : D-2160
MEnginer :Argus As8 ( 70 KW).
Length :. 7,30 m.
Wing span :.13,0 m.
Type : : Low wing, timber and fabric, tail wheel.
Empty weight : 450 kg.
Cruising speed : 170 km/h.

THE FLIGHT
Departure point : Berlin
Departure date : January 4, 1931
Arrival point : Berlin
Arrival date : June 26, 1932
Stops :.
First part :
Berlin, Budapest, Sofia, Istambul, Allepo, Bagdad, Bushire, Djsak, Karachi, Dehli, Allahabad, Calcutta, Akyab, Rangoon, Bangkok, Victoria Point, Singapore, Batavia (Djakarta), Surabaya, Bima, Kupang, Port Darwin, Newcasttle Waters, Cloncurry, Longreach, Charleville, Brisbane, Sydney. .
Second part :
Panama, Cali, Guyaquil, Trujillo, Lima, Arica, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Bahia .
Third part :
Bremerhaven, Berlin.

Equator : Two crossings in the Klemm, two onboard ship.
Break downs, incidents/accidents :
Several forced landings.
Records :
No records during the Round the World flight.
Awards :
She was awarded the Hindengurg Cup (Hindenburg Pokal) in 1932.

Other famous solo flights :
1931 : Guinée Bissau ( before the world flight).
1932 : Round the World flight.
1933 : Second african flight on a Heinckel single seater: Cairo, Captown, Libreville, Saint Louis, Casablanca, Tunis.
1934/35 : Central America and Unted States ( the Klemm crossed the Atlantic on a ship) : Panama, Mexico, Los Angelès, New York.
1935 : Two continents in one day : Gleiwitz, Istambul, Berlin.
1936 : Three continents in one day : Istambul, Damas, Cairo et Budapest, with the new Messerchmitt Me108 Taiphun.
1939 : She tries to fly to Japan with the Taiphun (D-EBEI), but Japan and China are at war and war rumors in Europe force her to turn back in Bangkok.
1952 : Flight to Benghazi with a Piper Cub : Colombier, Mailand, Roma, Catania, Tunis, Gabes, Tripoli, Marble Arch, Benghazi.
Many flights with her husband Bernd Rosemeyer.


BIBLIOGRAPHY   AND   SOURCES


Books

Elly Beinhorn, Flying Girl, 1935, Geoffrey Bles, Londres. Autobiography. Forewords by Richard halliburton.

Elly Beinhorn, Mein Mann der Rennfahrer, 1938. The live of her husband Bernd Rosemeyer, the famous German motor racer.

Elly Beinhorn Rosemeyer and Chrs Nixon, Rosemeyer!, 1986, Transport Bookman Publication, Isleworth, Middlesex. ISBN 0 85184 0469.
A new biography of Bernd Rosemeyer, automobile racer and husband of Elly Beinhorn. Rewrite of the famous biography of Rosemeyer by Elly Beinhorn, Mein Mann, der Rennfahrer. Her flights, including the round the world flight are described.

Elly Beinhorn,Ich fliege um die Welt, 1952, Ullstein, Berlin.
Autobiography with photos and maps.

Halliburton Richard, The Flying Carpet, 1932, Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis.



Internet Sites:
http://home.t-online.de/home/hzoeller/kl_home.htm
This site contains a lot of information on the Klemm Aircraft.


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