In an otherwise well written book, Don Hale talks about Robert Lorraine who attempted to fly the Irish Sea but was forced down a few hundred yards short. He talks about Vivian Hewitt, who successfully flew to Ireland in April 1912. He talks about Leslie Allen who the week before was lost at sea trying to make the same crossing. Yet, unbelievably, he fails to mention Denys Corbett Wilson who set off with Allen from Hendon airfield and successfully flew to Ireland, landing in Wexford on 22nd April 1912 a week before Hewitt. Corbett Wilson therefore holds the accolade of being the first person to fly from the UK to Ireland and his omission from this book is very sad.