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Elsie Mackay was one of the first women in Britain to earn a pilot’s license. She was also the silent screen movie actress known as Poppy Wyndham — demonstrated by her pose, her outfit, and especially her cigarette. In 1928, she chose Ray Hinchliffe, a highly decorated WWI British Air Force fighter pilot, with one eye, as her copilot for a transatlantic flight. This was one year after Charles Lindbergh's nonstop transatlantic flight — headed west, to Paris. Elsie and Ray chose a riskier route — flying east to west. They were never seen or heard from again.