Araldite’s aviation history

Helping to make an attempt to re-enact the first ever solo flight from England to Australia possible, Ciba Specialty Chemicals has supplied a special Araldite epoxy adhesive which has been used extensively in the aircraft’s restoration to its former condition.

The aircraft, the only one of its type still flying today, has been restored by Australian pilot and adventurer Lang Kidby at his home over the last 12 months, and has now been shipped across to Europe ready to retrace the 11,000 mile journey back to Australia, first flown by Bert Hinkler 70 years ago.

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