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  • sopwith.7f1
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Jan 2011
    • 1140

    Anything going on to celebrate the first Atlantic crossing by an Aeroplane ?

    Just wondering if there is anything going on this year, to celebrate 100 year's since the first Atlantic crossing, by an aeroplane ?

    Bob T.
  • longshot
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Aug 2008
    • 1655

    #2
    Well the 100th anniversary of the crossing in hops by the US Navy's Curtiss NC-4 to Lisbon and Plymouth has been and gone in May...a planned commemorative crossing by 3 Grumman Albatrosses was cancelled some months ago after one of them sank last year. I believe there was some celebration at Rockaway, Long Island (the starting point)? Don't know if anything is planned to commemorate Alcock and Brown's flight...NC-4 at Plymouth Click image for larger version  Name:	NC-4-Plymouth.jpg Views:	0 Size:	228.5 KB ID:	3865349
    Last edited by longshot; 14th June 2019, 20:52.

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    • Spiteful
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2005
      • 215

      #3
      https://www.rolls-royce.com/media/ou...d-history.aspx

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      • Thunderbird167
        607 Squadron & NELSAM
        • Sep 2005
        • 1008

        #4
        There is an event on Bexley Hall Park on the 21st July. Our Morane Saulnier Type N will be there


        http://www.alcockandbrownevents.co.uk/about-us/
        Dave Charles
        Historian 607 (County of Durham) Squadron
        Chair North East Land Sea Air Museums (NELSAM)

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        • longshot
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Aug 2008
          • 1655

          #5
          Reportedly a big set of celebrations are being held in Eire where Alcock and Brown arrived in their Vimy...the sculpture of them on loan from Heathrow has been shipped to Clifden, Co.Galway for the events.
          https://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/201...tenary-flight/
          Last edited by longshot; 16th June 2019, 13:03.

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          • mmitch
            Member
            • Mar 2003
            • 1749

            #6
            Brooklands has an exhibition 'First to the Fastest' with the Atlantic replica Vimy, the 50th anniversary air race winning Harrier and of coarse Concorde. https://www.brooklandsmuseum.com/exp...to-the-fastest
            mmitch.

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            • CADman
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Aug 2008
              • 661

              #7
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              This is a British aircraft with British crew. Fat chance of anything positive been planned, god forbid we might celebrate the achievement.
              I was at the Kensington Science museum earlier this year and the original Vimy was in its usual place with no additional Anniversary information. Non-event, nothing to see here.
              A question for the more learned among you. Why does the Vimy have neither military serial or civil registration ?

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              Last edited by CADman; 16th June 2019, 19:45.

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              • longshot
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Aug 2008
                • 1655

                #8
                Surprising that the US Navy didn't commemorate the NC-4 crossing with a transatlantic flight as in 1949 and 1986

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                • adrian_gray
                  Which idiot let HIM in?
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 2961

                  #9
                  Originally posted by CADman View Post
                  This is a British aircraft with British crew. Fat chance of anything positive been planned, god forbid we might celebrate the achievement.
                  Perfectly fitting with the v of the feat at irtually non-existent reporting of the feat at the time coinciding, as it did, with the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in Scapa Flow.

                  Adrian


                  "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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                  • longshot
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Aug 2008
                    • 1655

                    #10
                    Perhaps the Alcock and Brown statue could be displayed more prominently at Heathrow when its returns?

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                    • Archer
                      Innocent bystander
                      • Nov 2003
                      • 1716

                      #11
                      Originally posted by CADman View Post
                      Why does the Vimy have neither military serial or civil registration ?
                      Because the first permanent British civil register came into force on 22 July 1919, a month after the Trans-Atlantic flight. It was a civil aeroplane at the time, but the requirement to have a registration (or a certificate of airworthiness) wasn't there yet. A temporary scheme had been started on 1 May 1919, but as far as I can tell the Vimy wasn't registered in the K-sequence that was used. And after its undignified arrival in Ireland, the Vimy would not fly again so there was no need to retroactively register it.
                      More about this here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...t_registration
                      Last edited by Archer; 17th June 2019, 12:12.
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