Today in 1919, aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown began the first non-stop transatlantic flight, departing from St. John’s, Newfoundland and arriving in Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland. They did so in a modified First World War Vickers Vimy, a British heavy bomber. Additionally they brought with them several pieces of mail, also making their flight the first non-stop transatlantic airmail flight. The flight lasted 15 hours and 57 minutes.
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