Somerset Native Flew on Little-Known First Flight Across the Atlantic

first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, flying from New York to Paris in thirty-three hours

Somerset native flew on little-known first flight across Atlantic "We have safely crossed the pond." With that telegram, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Albert C. Read announced to the world the first transatlantic flight in 1919 – eight years before Charles Lindbergh’s solo, nonstop voyage.

Herbert john louis hinkler afc, DSM (8 December 1892 – 7 January 1933), better known as Bert Hinkler, was a pioneer Australian aviator (dubbed "Australian Lone Eagle") and inventor.He designed and built early aircraft before being the first person to fly solo from England to Australia, and the first person to fly solo across the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

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Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974): Made the First Solo Nonstop Flight Across the Atlantic Ocean Download MP3 (Right-click or option-click the link.). EXPLORATIONS– a program in Special English by the Voice of America.. Today, Richard Rael and Shep O’Neal tell the story of one of America’s most famous pilots, Charles Lindbergh.

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On May 21, 1927, he flew the Spirit of Saint Louis across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris and became the first pilot to make the flight without stopping.

Surprisingly (to me) a little research suggests that the second person to fly solo across the Atlantic was also the first woman to do so, none other than Amelia Earhart. On May 20, 1932, five years to the day after Lindbergh’s flight, Earhart too.

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June 15, 1919: First Nonstop Flight Crosses Atlantic. They were awarded the prize money in London by the British Secretary of State for War and Air, Winston Churchill. They were later knighted by King George V. Over the course of the next several years, many more pilots would fly airplanes across the Atlantic,

The words rang in Dianne Carrington’s ears as she and her two crewmates stepped into their seven-metre rowing boat and began their record-breaking – yet almost catastrophic – 3,000 mile voyage across.

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