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Alcock & Brown memorial cairn"In June 1919 pilot John Alcock and navigator Arthur Whitten Brown flew a converted WWI bomber from St John’s, Newfoundland to Clifden, Ireland. It was the first time anyone had flown non-stop across the Atlantic. In June 2005, inspired by a real-life recreation of the flight and an interest in long-distance simulation I attempted the same feat in Microsoft Flight Simulator..." No, he didn't cheat by using the time accelerator, and yes, he did the whole thing navigating by sextant. But did he make it? (þ: Things Magazine)


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Cool concept, but he should have gone with the scenery modification. After his almost 18-hour flight, he's arriving at a destination field with full PAPI, approach lighting, and touchdown zone markings...

Rick Jones:

You said;

"It was the first time anyone had flown non-stop across the Atlantic."

That would come as a surprise to Charles Lindburgh.

Assuming you mean the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh, he did not so much as physically touch an airplane until 1922. Much later, he made the first SOLO heavier-than-air nonstop flight across the Atlantic, which was also the first between the mainlands of Europe and North America.


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