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The Fabulous Flying Mrs Miller: a true tale of adventure, danger, romance and murder

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Non-Fiction
Mar 2017

Chubbie Miller found love in the cockpit and the arms of a WWI veteran aviator on a record-setting flight from England to Australia in 1927/28. 


When she met Bill Lancaster in London in June 1927, he was hoping to become the first person to fly a light plane from England to Australia.

Chubbie, Australian by birth, offered to help him raise the funds if he would take her along and teach her how to fly. He reluctantly agreed – he was a married man with children, but no money. Chubbie Miller then went on to become one of America’s elite female aviators during the Golden Age of Aviation, winning races, setting records, crashing and even disappearing – at which time the world mourned her loss.

Chubbie's relationship with Lancaster was tempestuous and he was later charged with the murder of one of her lovers. At that time she became the world’s most notorious ‘scarlet woman’, renowned for her involvement in what became an internationally-reported sex scandal and celebrity murder trial.

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