AROUND THE WORLD FLIGHT ENDED IN 1933

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On this day in 1933, aviator Wiley Post returned to Floyd Bennett
Field in
New York, having flown solo around the world in 7 days,
18 hours, and 49 minutes. He was the first aviator to accomplish
the feat.

Post, instantly recognizable by the patch he wore over one eye,
began the journey on July 15, flying nonstop to Berlin. After a
brief rest, he flew on to the
Soviet Union, where he made several
stops before returning to North America, with stops in
Alaska,
Canada, and finally a triumphant landing at his starting point in
New York.

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Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935)

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