First East-West Non-Stop
anniversary for Irish aviation
first Atlantic crossing was made in 1927 from America to Europe. The first West
to East Atlantic crossing was made soon after on April 12, 1928 by two Germans
and an Irish man - Comdt James Fitzmaurice. Comdt James Fitzmaurice
was an Irish Air Corps pilot. This year is the 75th anniversary of this flight
and in recognition of this achievement World Flight 2003 has named their Piper
Cherokee Six aircraft the "Bremen Spirit".
Flight 2003 aims to go down in Irish aviation history as the first Irish pilots
to fly a single engine aircraft around the world.
The Wright Brothers - A celebration
to read about the 100th year anniversary of the first flying machine