100 years of first transatlantic flight..

Amazing to note this. Central Bank of Ireland has issued a coin commemorating the 100 years of first transatlantic flight.

As per wikipedia:

British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919.[1] They flew a modified First World War Vickers Vimy[2] bomber from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland.

The flight started on 14 June fom Canada and landed in Ireland on 15 June in 16 hours.

History.com has a piece on the anniversary.

Ironically, the flight was completed as we were nearing end of WW-I. Shows the complexity of human mind which is capable of both disasters and achievements.


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