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06/07/1919 The first aircraft makes an east to west transatlantic flight

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R 34 Airship (1919)

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Airship That Made History - R 34 (1919)

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The Story of Airships - Full Documentary

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The first transatlantic flight

The airship flew over the ocean in four days. She was commanded by a famous pilot and engineer George "Lucky Breeze" Scott. R34 was not a passenger carrier, so extra accommodation had to be arranged by slinging hammocks in the keel walkway. A plate was welded to an engine exhaust pipe to allow for the preparation of hot food.
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