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Who made the first nonstop transatlantic flight?

Discover which two aviators made the first transatlantic flight.
Some very famous names are associated with crossing the Atlantic Ocean by plane. Find out who flew over the Atlantic first.

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The Sopwith Camel topped out at a speed of 118 mph. [©Shutterstock, 2010]


What is a Sopwith Camel and how did it get its name?

Find information on the Sopwith Camel fighter plane.

The Boeing 747 is a popular passenger jet with the capacity to carry hundreds of travelers. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]


What is the maximum seating capacity in a Boeing 747?

Find out just how many flyers the Boeing 747 can handle.

Flying Tiger pilots flew P-40 Warhawks during World War II.


Who were the "Flying Tigers"?

Learn about the volunteer Flying Tiger pilots.

An aircraft manufacturer installs avionic systems. [©Jupiter Images 2008]


What is avionics?

Discover why avionics are essential to modern air travel.

A seaplane in flight. [©2008 Jupiter Images]


What is the difference between an amphibian plane and a seaplane?

Understand the difference between an amphibian plane and a seaplane.

The Spruce Goose on display. [©2008 Jupiter Images]


Who designed the Spruce Goose?

Learn about Howard Hughes' famous flying boat The Spruce Goose.

An illustration of a dirigible much like the Hindenburg. [©2008. Jupiter Images]


Why did the dirigible Hindenburg explode?

Learn about the history of the Hindenburg blimp and why it exploded.

An airplane mid-flight, with the black box inside. [©2008. Jupiter Images]


Where is the black box carried on an airplane?

Find out where the black box is carried on an airplane and how it is used.

A modern supersonic jet aircraft in mid-flight. [©Jupiter Images 2008]


Who made the first supersonic flight?

Learn about Chuck Yeager, the pilot who first traveled faster than the speed of sound.

The Enola Gay and Bock's Car dropped bombs in 1945. [©Jupiter Images, 2009]


What is the name of the airplane which carried the first atomic bomb?

Learn about the planes that carried the historical atomic bombs.

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