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What was the world's first transatlantic flight?
On May 20, 1927 the Spirit
of St. Louis, piloted by Charles A. Lindbergh left Long Island. 33 1/2 hours
later, after covering 3,600 nautical miles or 6,667 kilometers Charles Lindbergh
landed safely in Paris. Although this was the world's first solo transatlantic
flight, it was not the first ever transatlantic flight.
The first transatlantic flight, was accomplished by the
NC-4, a U.S. Navy Curtiss flying boat, with Albert Cushing Read, Walter Hinton,
Elmer F. Stone, James L. Breese, Eugene T "Smokey" Rhoads and Herbert C Rodd as
began on May 8, 1919 when the NC-4 left Naval Air Station Rockaway, New York
stopping in Newfoundland. After some repairs the NC-4 left Newfoundland on May
16, 1919 for the Azores, a 15 hour flight. After more repairs, the NC-4 left the
Azores early in the morning on May 27, 1919 and landed in Lisbon, Portugal just
after 10 pm that night, successfully accomplishing the world's first
The NC-4 later flew on to Plymouth, England,
arriving on May 31, 1919.
Just a couple of weeks later Capt.
John Alcock and Lieut. Arthur Whitten Brown of the United Kingdom flew the first
non-stop transatlantic flight in a Vickers Vimy bomber, from St. John's,
Newfoundland, crash landing in Clifden, Ireland 16 hours 12 minutes later, winning
the £10,000 prize offered by the Daily Mail for the first non-stop transatlantic
transatlantic solo flight by a woman was accomplished from May 20 to May 21,
1932 by Amelia Earhart in a Lockheed Vega, when she flew from Harbour Grace,
Newfoundland, to Derry, Northern Ireland, in 15 hours 18 minutes.
Left to right:
Stone, Rhoads, Hinton, Rodd, Breese, Read
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