Today In Aviation History – August 8, 1934 – The Flight Of “The Trail Of The Caribou”

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On August 8, 1934 Canadians James Ayling and Leonard Reid took off in their de Havilland DH.84 Dragon from Wasaga Beach, Ontario on a trip that marked the first non-stop overseas flight in Canada lasting 30 hours and 55 minutes ending in Heston, Middlesex, England.  The original destination was to be Baghdad, Iraq.