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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The First!


Eighty-nine years ago there was the Flight of the NC-4:
In 1919, the Navy's NC-4 and a crew of six made the first successful transatlantic flight. It took some three weeks, May 8-27, to accomplish that. Humans had only taken wing in airplanes less than 20 years before, and Lindbergh's Paris flight was still eight years away.
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NC-4 was the first in 1919, and for always.
Certainly worth remembering.

UPDATE: The story of NC-3 is also a great read.

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