George Hubert Wilkins

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Noun1.George Hubert Wilkins - Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)George Hubert Wilkins - Australian who was the first to explore the Arctic by airplane (1888-1958)
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Consequently, he hired the experienced Australian explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins, to organize the expedition on his behalf.
While there are plenty of names that will be familiar, many figures are not exactly household names, such as Sven Hedin, a Swede who enthralled with tales of his explorations in Central Asia (including illegal forays into Tibet), or Hubert Wilkins, an adventurer who repeatedly cheated death from firing squads, cannibals, airplane crashes and polar storms.
Navigator and observer Sir Hubert Wilkins and pilots made the most extensive series of search flights coordinated by Stefansson, from mid-August 1937 until mid-March 1938.
Althoff relates the earlier attempt to explore the Arctic by submarine in the 1931 Nautilus Expedition by Sir Hubert Wilkins, an Australian explorer.
This aviation activity commenced in 1928 when Sir Hubert Wilkins made the first flight over the Antarctic Peninsula.