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Jim Mollison at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, New York, 1936.
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On This Day in Aviation History

On This Day in Aviation History: August 18th

Posted August 18, 2010 by NYCA Admin

On this date in 1871, Alphonse Pénaud achieves the first flight of an inherently stable airplane; in 1911, first flight of the F.E.2 biplane in England; in 1930, the first westbound crossing of the Atlantic; in 1932, the first solo westbound Atlantic crossing.

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