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The First Non-Stop Transatlantic Flight Alcock and Brown’ Alcock and Brown 1919


In 1913, the Daily Mail newspaper offered a prize of £10,000 to ‘the aviator who shall first cross the Atlantic in an aeroplane in flight from any point in the United States of America, Canada or Newfoundland to any point in Great Britain or Ireland in 72 continuous hours’. The competition was suspended with the outbreak of war in August 1914 but …