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

Posted on May 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 in California, thus becoming the first people to fly across the USA without stopping en route.

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

To mark their historic achievement, here are two newspaper reports 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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historical newspaper story about The First Non-Stop Flight Across the United States

Tamworth Herald – Saturday 12 May 1923

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