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Alcock and Brown
« on: June 17, 2019, 08:25:38 am »
100 years ago this past week, on 14 June 2019, the world became a little smaller when John Alcock and Arthur Brown flew over 3,000 km non-stop from Newfoundland to Ireland. This was the first non-stop trans-Atlantic crossing by an airplane. Just 15-and-half years after the Wright brother’s first flight, and 50 years before Apollo 11 landed on the Moon.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/bM5diyl48K/alcock

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/alcock-brown-100-year-flight-anniversary-1.5172041




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Re: Alcock and Brown
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 01:58:51 pm »
Amazing that they aren't as well known as Charles Lindbergh.  Great read.  Thanks for posting it Ben.

(I understand that Lindbergh's fame was only because he was first to fly solo across the Atlantic, but he could only look out his side window.)