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Tomorrow Has Wings: The Story of Captain Jack Alcock - First to Fly the Atlantic Non-Stop in 1919

Joseph F. Alcock

Tomorrow Has Wings: The Story of Captain Jack Alcock - First to Fly the Atlantic Non-Stop in 1919 by Joseph F. AlcockPrior to World War I, the airplane was in its infancy. The airplane structure, its engines, and its control system were very basic and in some cases very flawed to the extent they sometimes claimed the life of the pilots who flew them. The war brought the airplane to a level capable of a transatlantic flight. This certainly was the case of the Rolls-Royce powered Vickers Vimy, a World War I bomber, that Captain John William Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown used in their historic non-stop flight across the Atlantic in June 1919. This is somewhat of a surprise to some Americans who thought...
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