John Alcock:

Alcock & Brown – first Atlantic Crossing

28 October 2012 | Transport

Three years ago, on a visit to Galway in Ireland, I drove up the coast to the place where in 1919 pioneer aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown touched down on the first ever trans-Atlantic flight. Soon afterwards I had a look at their ungainly Vickers Vimy biplane in...

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First Atlantic Crossing, First Jet Lag

2 December 2009 | Transport

  In 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first flight across the Atlantic. And experienced the first case of jet lag. In November Maureen and I drove from Galway to Clifden on the west coast of Ireland. Just north of Ballconneely, 4km south of Clifde...

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