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TRANSATLANTIC CROSSING

Robin Evans traces the slipstream of Alcock and Brown’s Vickers Vimy, as they made transatlantic flight history in June 1919

Wearing electrically heated Burberry flying suits, which later failed, Alcock (left) and Brown take a moment while preparing to cross the Atlantic for the first time. SCIENCE MUSEUM LONDON
Alcock and Brown depart on their historic flight from St John’s, Newfoundland, on June 14, 1919 – they would be airborne for nearly 17 hours. KEY COLLECTION

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