Commercial Aeronautics

Archive Report

The non-stop flight of Charles A. Lindbergh across the Atlantic to Paris on May 21, 1927, focused the eyes of the world on the practical possibilities of trans-Atlantic aviation. This successful flight was followed by that of Chamberlain and Levine to Germany on June 4, 1927, by that of Lieutenants Maitland and Hegenberger to Honolulu on June 28, 1927, and by that of Commander Byrd with his companions on June 29, 1927, to France. The fact that all these long flights were made without loss of life and were distinguished by the good behavior of the new air-cooled engines has increased the enthusiasm of aviators in all countries as well as of the public for practical flying over long distances.

Before the world war civil ...

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