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...
Flying to Australia
5 October 2010 | Transport
Last year I stopped at the lonely site on the west coast of Ireland where the first trans-Atlantic flight concluded in 1919. The aircraft was an ungainly Vickers Vimy, a canvas, wood and wire World War I biplane. Later I went to look at that very aircraft in London’s ...
Galleries & Museum of 2009
20 December 2009 | Culture
I've been posting some 'end of 2009' lists in an assortment of categories, starting with Aerial Views, then with Hotels (good and bad), Other Transport, Music, Cars & Drives and today it's Galleries & Museums.
One of the pleasures of life in any big city is...
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...