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May-June 1919: first flights across the Atlantic

Old 20th Apr 2019, 08:21
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May-June 1919: first flights across the Atlantic

May the 17th and June the 15th will be the centennial celebration of the first two flights across the Atlantic: the first with a seaplane (NC-4, Capt Read), Newfoundland, Horta (Azores), Lisbon and Plymouth, the second one (first no-stop, St. John's-Ireland, Capt Alcock and Brown).
Anyone aware of the events celebrations and venues?

... of course... It was 1919... sorry for miswriting. ..

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Old 20th Apr 2019, 08:23
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If it really was in 1019 (as stated in the thread title)
we celebrate a Millenium.
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Originally Posted by Self loading bear View Post
If it really was in 1019 (as stated in the thread title)
we celebrate a Millenium.
Apologies for not having reviewed the text...
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If it really was in 1019 (as stated in the thread title)
we celebrate a Millenium.
By................drum roll......................Leif Erikson !!!!!!!!!!!!
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And in July the first double crossing, by the airship R34...

Events planned to commemorate these feats include:
In London - https://www.aerosociety.com/events-calendar/a-century-of-transatlantic-flying/
In Ireland - https://alcockandbrown100.com/
Brooklands - https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/btm...g-alcock-brown
In Crayford - Alcock and Brown centenary family event ? Celebrating 100 years of transatlantic flight.
At Pulham - https://visitwaveneyvalley.co.uk/eve...nd/2019-07-13/
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Thank you, Innominate.
Very helpful information... it's a special year for me to commemorate as it marks my fiftieth anniversary since joining Air Force.
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Old 23rd Apr 2019, 15:29
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Where's the Scottish celebration?
On the 2nd of July 1919, R34 (built at Inchinnan near Glasgow Airport) set off from East Fortune just a fortnight after Alcock and Brown's epic flight and reached New York four and a half days later on the 6th, thereby completing the first non-stop air crossing of the Atlantic from East to West.
As the British ground crew had anticipated a diversion to Boston, there was no one on the ground familiar with the R34.

Major John Edward Mannock Pritchard boldly stepped over the side by parachute to organise matters - thus becoming the first man to cross the Atlantic East to West non-stop!
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