Who was the first to complete a transatlantic flight in a heavier-than-air aircraft?

Charles Lindbergh
John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown
Louis Blériot
Roland Garros
On June 14–15, 1919, two British aviators flew a modified Vickers Vimy IV bomber (pic­tured) from New­found­land to Ireland. Both men were knighted at Buck­ing­ham Palace by King George V. Eight years later, Charles Lind­bergh's com­plet­ed his flight from New York to Paris (the distance trav­elled by Lind­bergh was almost twice as long).

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Charles Lindbergh
John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown
Louis Blériot
Roland Garros
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flagthe United Arab Emirates
0%
100%
0%
0%
12
flagNorway
14%
57%
7%
21%
14
flagItaly
16%
56%
20%
6%
30
flagGermany
22%
50%
15%
11%
122
flagAustria
40%
50%
10%
0%
10
flagAustralia
46%
46%
6%
0%
15
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
46%
20%
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15
flagthe United Kingdom
33%
45%
10%
9%
183
flagthe United States
38%
44%
10%
6%
143
flagPoland
31%
41%
17%
8%
6913
flagFrance
27%
37%
17%
17%
29
flagthe Netherlands
45%
33%
15%
6%
33
flagSpain
41%
33%
16%
8%
12
flagBelgium
25%
33%
25%
16%
12
flagUnknown
34%
32%
19%
13%
330
flagDenmark
30%
30%
20%
20%
10
flagIndia
23%
28%
33%
14%
21
flagCanada
58%
23%
11%
5%
17
flagSweden
53%
7%
7%
30%
13

Gender

men36%
women50%
Charles Lindbergh
34%
27%
John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown
36%
50%
Louis Blériot
18%
14%
Roland Garros
11%
7%

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