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July 22, 1933: First Solo Flight Around The World
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July 22, 1933: First Solo Flight Around The World

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Today in 1933, aviator Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world. His plane took off from Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY and made several stops for repairs in Berlin, Russia, and Alaska. He returned to Floyd Bennett 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes later.

 

Image Credit: National Air and Space Museum