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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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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1932

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After flying for 17 hours from Newfoundland, Amelia Earhart lands
near Londonderry, Northern Ireland, becoming the 1st transatlantic 
solo flight by a woman.

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Amelia Mary Earhart 
(July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937)
(
declared dead January 5, 1939)

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LUCKEY LINDBERGH LANDING ON THIS DAY


On May 21, 1927, 25 year old Charles Lindbergh landed in Paris’
Le Bourget Field at 10:22 p.m. local time, completing the first solo,
nonstop transatlantic flight. Aboard The Spirit of St. Louis, Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris in a span of 33 ½ hours. He was greeted
in Europe by a large crowd of up to 100,000.

 

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

Lindbergh's Path to Glory and Everlasting Fame

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SOLO FLIGHT TO CALIFORNIA ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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In the first flight of its kind, American aviatrix Amelia Earhart
departed Wheeler Field in Honolulu,
Hawaii, on a solo flight to
North America. Hawaiian commercial interests offered a $10,000
award to whoever accomplished the flight first. The next day,
after traveling 2,400 miles in 18 hours, she safely landed at
Oakland Airport in Oakland,
California.

 

 

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Amelia Earhart stands in the cockpit of her Lockheed Vega
5C (NR-965Y) surrounded by a large crowd after completing
her nonstop solo flight from Hawaii to Oakland, California,

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Amelia Mary Earhart
(July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937)

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