Texan Wiley Post, a one-eyed American Indian, died today in 1935, following a crash in Alaska.
He was the first pilot to fly solo around the world. Flight reported that he "accomplished his circuit in 7 days, 18 hours and 50 mins."
In our pdf archive I discovered that it was important enought to report on the type of flying suit WIley Post would wear for his round the world trip. His helmet looks a bit like one used for diving which looks like it would have surely obstructed his vision, and especially worrying considering Post only had one eye.
Post flew a Lockheed Vega called Winnie Mae and Flight published data on standard Lockheed types detailing which engines the Vega is fitted with and includes a general arrangement diagram.
Here's another feature soley on the engine: Pratt & Whitney Wasp.
Post flew at high altitude and Flight published a feature on the advantages and disadvantages of flying in thin air.
Here's a feature on flying fitness. But for all my searching, I wasn't able to find a archive entry for Post's death which I'm sure Flight will have recorded. If you find it let me know.