William Moorhouse landed at Northampton Racecourse on Tuesday 3 October on the way from Hendon to Spratton Grange. In his Bleriot monoplane (with a 50 hp Gnome engine) the 45 mile flight took 30 minutes, flying at speeds of between 10 and 90 miles per hour. He had navigated by following a road route that he knew and had kept warm by wearing six vests, seven shirts, two suits and an overcoat! He posed for photographs, spoke to a journalist and then took off for home in Spratton. The Northampton Daily Echo reporter who had rushed out to the Racecourse asked him if he had been flying long. Moorhouse replied, “No, about a week. This is my first cross-country flight. I have only been up before on the machine on our ground at Huntingdon where we are quite prepared to teach you. Nerves? No, I haven’t any.