The First Non-Stop Flight Across the United States – 2 and 3 May 1923

Posted on April 1st, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On the 2nd and 3rd of May 1923, John Arthur MacReady and Oakley G. Kelly flew non-stop from New York to San Diego, California.

During the 27-hour flight, they covered 2,800 miles at an average speed of 100 mph.

To mark their historic achievement, here is a newspaper report about their pioneering flight.

historical newspaper story about The First Non-Stop Flight Across the United States

Aberdeen Journal – Saturday 05 May 1923

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