An easy one for today, if I maygreenspun.com : 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 (email@example.com), March 07, 2002
Charles Lindberg was the first to do it alone, I believe.
-- Randal at home in Brazil (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 07, 2002.
If you like "flying first" check out this web site:
-- heather (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), March 07, 2002.