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06/04/1924 Around the world in the plane


Around The World By Airplane (1924) First Aerial Circumnavigation


The First Round-the-World Flight

A team of aviators of the United States Army Air Service took off in four planes for the first aerial circumnavigation. The trip took 175 days, covering over 44 342 km. It was the third attempt to fly around the world. The British and French tried the same thing before Americans but failed.
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    • Essentials 

    • U.S. preparation for circumnavigation attempt 

    • Douglas World Cruiser aircraft and crew 

    • Team circumnavigation 

    • Itinerary 

    • Subsequent disposition of equipment and crew 

    • Cross-equator circumnavigation