An easy one for today, if I may : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

I enjoy your stumpers Mitch even though the time means I am usually too late with my answers. But I dont see a current one just now so if it's ok with you I will post one...just an easy one to start with.

What was the name of the first pilot to fly non-stop across the Atlantic?

-- john hill (, March 07, 2002


Charles Lindberg was the first to do it alone, I believe.

-- Randal at home in Brazil (, March 07, 2002.

If you like "flying first" check out this web site:

-- heather (, March 07, 2002.

I remember around 30 or so mulipule pilot flights before Linberg, And no I was not there, I am not that old.

-- mitch hearn (, March 07, 2002.

The correct answer is of course Capt John Alcock, his companion was Lt Arthur W. Brown. In 1919 they flew a WW1 Rolls Royce bomber to Ireland. I have read that Lt Brown never got into another aircraft in his life!

Now who can give us the name and species of the first animal to orbit the earth?

-- john Hill (, March 07, 2002.

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