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Listen: Today Marks The Centenary Of The First Transatlantic Flight.

: 06/15/2019 - 10:44

It's exactly 100 years since the first transatlantic fight.

Two British airmen, Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, landed in County Galway from Newfoundland.

They battled snowstorms, thick fog and rain in the open cockpit of their modified Vickers Vimy bomber, almost crashing several times.

Captain Alcock's nephew, Group Captain Tony Alcock, says the men made a great pairing:

satalcock.mp3, by Róisin Power

 

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