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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flagNorway
9%
54%
9%
27%
11
flagGermany
21%
51%
14%
12%
95
flagItaly
18%
54%
22%
4%
22
flagthe United Kingdom
34%
43%
9%
12%
139
flagthe United States
39%
43%
11%
5%
123
flagSpain
40%
40%
10%
10%
10
flagPoland
33%
39%
17%
9%
4851
flagUnknown
40%
37%
18%
3%
27
flagBelgium
18%
36%
27%
18%
11
flagIndia
15%
31%
36%
15%
19
flagCanada
40%
30%
20%
10%
10
flagFrance
38%
28%
19%
14%
21
flagthe Netherlands
55%
27%
5%
11%
18

Gender

men35%
women49%
Charles Lindbergh
38%
27%
John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown
35%
49%
Louis Blériot
15%
15%
Roland Garros
10%
8%

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