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Across America 2013: Solar Impulse Scheduled For Leg Three Flight On Monday
2013-06-02 09:17:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Leg three of the Across America 2013 project is scheduled to take off on June 3 with Bertrand Piccard returning to the helm of the HB-SIA zero-fuel airplane. The Solar Impulse team of Piccard and Andre Borschberg will continue on from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Monday, weather permitting. According to an emailed statement, the team said a positive weather window is opening...

81st Anniversary Of Amelia Earhart's Transatlantic Flight Observed
2013-05-22 10:57:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While May 20th may have come and gone just like any other day this year, the day stands out as a landmark date in aviation history for not one, but two events, both occurring exactly five years apart. It was 86 years ago this week that Michigan-native Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly across the Atlantic — from New York to Paris — in his Spirit of St. Louis aircraft in 33.5 hours. Lindbergh officially...

Looking For Lost 'White Bird' Plane From 1927 Transatlantic Flight
2013-05-10 13:57:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Frenchman is heading up the fifth search for a plane that disappeared over 80 years ago when two pilots attempted to complete a transatlantic flight. Rachel Kaufman, writing for the National Geographic News, wrote a report about how Bernard Decré is attempting to find the plane of Charles Nungesser and François Coli. The two pilots, flying the White Bird aircraft, set off to fly from Europe to North...

2011-05-05 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) FRIDAY, MAY 6: FIRST TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHT Profile America -- Friday, May 6th. Most people know that Charles Lindbergh was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in May 1927. But fewer are aware that the first aircraft to cross the Atlantic made its historic journey eight years earlier....

2011-01-07 12:00:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Row 44, Inc., the world's leading provider of in-flight broadband connectivity, announced today that it has received approval from the FCC to operate its service aboard commercial aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean. This FCC license, for the T11N North Atlantic Oceanic Coverage satellite, makes Row 44 the only provider allowed to operate and charge for in-flight broadband connectivity on transatlantic flights. "This license creates...

2008-07-05 21:00:11

A $139 million settlement fund will compensate many Britons who flew across the Atlantic from England to the United States between two and four years ago. Settlements are due to be distributed among people who flew on routes with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic between August 2004 and March 2006, The Times of London reported Saturday. The settlement was secured on behalf of American and British passengers by two U.S. law firms, which claimed that people had been overcharged as a...

2005-07-03 18:15:59

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett andhis co-pilot landed safely in western Ireland on Sunday afterre-enacting the first trans-Atlantic flight made more than 80years ago. Fossett and co-pilot Mark Rebholz left Newfoundland onSaturday night in a replica of the Vickers Vimy aircraft usedby British pilots John Alcock and Arthur Brown to cross theAtlantic in 1919. The wooden biplane touched down in Clifden, County Galway,in mid-afternoon. Adhering to the spirit of the...

2005-07-03 11:02:42

ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland (AP) -- American adventurers Steve Fossett and Mark Rebholz took off Saturday in an attempt to retrace a record-setting flight across the Atlantic made 86 years earlier. Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo trans-Atlantic flight in 1927, traveling nonstop from the United States to France. But eight years before that, the team of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown became the first ever to fly the ocean in a flight from Newfoundland to Ireland. Millionaire...

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