Captain John Williams Alcock, Pilot and Lieutenant Arthur Witten Brown, Navigator took a Vickers Vimy Twin Engine (360 horsepower Rolls-Royce Engines) airplane from Canada to Ireland. Their journey started on June 14th, 1919 at Lester’s Field, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Flying some 1960 miles (3,154km) and landing on June 15th, 1919 at Derrygimla Bog, Republic of Ireland.
June 14, 1919
Captain John Williams Alcock,
Lieutenant Arthur Witten Brown
- Wikipedia – Vickers Vimy
The Vickers Vimy was a British heavy bomber aircraft of the First World War and post-First World War era. It achieved success as both a military and civil aircraft, setting several notable records in long-distance flights in the interwar period, the most celebrated of which was the first non-stop crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by Alcock and Brown in June 1919.
- Wikipedia – Transatlantic flight
A transatlantic flight is the flight of an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, from Europe, Africa or the Middle East to North America, Central America South America, or vice versa. Such flights have been made by fixed-wing aircraft, airships, balloons and other devices.
- Alcock and Brown, First Non-stop Trans Atlantic Crossing
(from Lester’s Field, SW of Mundy Pond) St. John’s, Newfoundland