Tin Toy Corner: The First “Paris to New York” Flight

By Renaud Fournier (rfournier1900@live.com)

Most people are familiar with the fact that Charles Lindbergh piloted the Spirit of St. Louis airplane from New York to Paris on May 20th, 1927 in the first transatlantic flight, lasting less than 34 hours.

However, on September 1st-2nd 1930, Dieudonne Costes and Maurice Bellonte flew from Paris to New York, as the first heavier-than-air aircraft to reach New York in the more difficult westbound direction, taking a little over 37 hours.

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