The colourful life and times of Lady Mary Heath, Irish aviator, athlete and writer.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Felix Waitkus and Lady Heath
Felix Waitkus of Lithuania became only the fifth pilot to cross the Atlantic in May 1935, crashlanding in Ballinrobe, Co Mayo. Lady Heath and her third husband GAR Williams arrived from Dublin to help fly his machine back to Dublin where it could be repaired.
See www.ballinrobelithuania.com/2010/09/felix-waitkus-meets-lady-sophie-heath/ and a Movietone news clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKYm8_NfEpQ.
This was one of the last known public appearances of Lady Heath, whose health had seriously deteriorated following her 1929 accident in the USA.