Alcock and Brown History
The Alcock and Brown Hotel proudly attributes its name to the intrepid adventurers Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur Brown, who on the morning of 15th of June 1919 guided their Vickers-Vimy Biplane through the early morning sky to a bumpy landing in the bogs just south of Clifden.
Successfully landing near the Marconi Wireless Station in Derrygimlagh, their journey made history – marking the world’s first Trans-Atlantic flight, an incredible journey of 1,900 miles from take-off to landing.Their trip, as with many other flight adventurers laid the way for our global transnational flights today, a far cry from the epic sixteen hour and twenty seven minutes of non-stop flight for Alcock and Brown in their Biplane.
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