Douglas-Hamilton flies over Everest 80-years after first flight
Wings over Everest 1934
Fly Over Everest
RAF pilots David McIntyre and Douglas Douglas-Hamilton became first men to fly over the highest mountain in the world. They used a two-seat general-purpose biplane, Westland Wallace. It didn't have a pressurized cabin but was fitted with heating and oxygen equipment. The cockpits were fully enclosed.