FIRST NON-STOP ACROSS ATLANTIC IN 1919

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British aviators Arthur Whitton Brown (left) and John Alcock.

In 1919, John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown embarked on the
first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. (Flying a Vickers
Vimy biplane bomber, they took off from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada and arrived 16 1/2 hours later in Clifden, Ireland.

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Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown
are pictured taking a meal in Newfoundland a few minutes
before the start of their first non stop Atlantic flight.

The Vickers Vimy plane in which which Sir John Alcock and Sir Arthur Whitten Brown made the world's first direct, non-stop transatlantic crossing

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