Maine

First Nonstop Transatlantic jet flight

On, September 22,1950, the first nonstop transatlantic jet flight. Col. David C. Schilling (USAF) flew 3,300 mi from England to Limestone, Maine, in 10 hr., 1 min.

 

Col. David C. Schilling

Col. David C. Schilling, first nonstop transatlantic flight.

 

Transatlantic Hot-Air Balloon

Transatlantic hot-air balloon team getting ready for flight.

 

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First Transatlantic Hot-air balloon flight

In 1987 the first transatlantic hot-air balloon flight was accomplished by Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand. They flew 2,789.6 mi from Sugarloaf Mt., Maine, to Ireland in the hot-air balloon Virgin Atlantic Flyer on July 2-4.