German Trans-Atlantic Flight


    THE four-engined German monoplane Brandenburg landed at the Floyd Bennett Field, New York, at 15.54 (New York time) on August 11 after the first successful non-stop flight from Berlin. The time taken for the 3,942 miles' flight was a. little more than twenty-five hours. The machine flew over Newfoundland and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and at noon passed over St. John, New Brunswick. She encountered head-winds coming down the coast from Canada, and was flying at a height of 2,000 ft. at 155 miles an hour. The return flight was completed successfully on August 14 in just under twenty hours. The machine is said to have room for twenty-six passengers, and the flight was designed to show the feasibility of commercial non-stop travel between Germany and America. It is an all-metal monoplane with a wing-spread of 108 ft., it carries four 720-h.p. engines, and has a cruising speed of 196 m.p.h.

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    German Trans-Atlantic Flight. Nature 142, 351 (1938).

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