Alcock and Brown


Alcock and Brown
Al|cock and Brown
two British pilots, Sir John William Alcock (1892-1919) and Sir Arthur Whitten Brown(1886-1948), who, in 1919, were the first people to fly an aircraft across the Atlantic without stopping

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  • Brown, Sir Arthur Whitten — ▪ British aviator born July 23, 1886, Glasgow died Oct. 4, 1948, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales  British aviator who, with Captain John W. Alcock (Alcock, Sir John William), made the first nonstop airplane crossing of the Atlantic (aviation).… …   Universalium

  • Alcock, Sir John William — ▪ British aviator born Nov. 6, 1892, Manchester, Eng. died Dec. 18, 1919, Cottévrard, France  aviator who, with his fellow British aviator Arthur Brown, made the first nonstop transatlantic flight.       Alcock received his pilot s certificate in …   Universalium

  • Alcock —   [ ælkɔk], Sir John William, britischer Flieger, * Manchester 6. 11. 1892, ✝ (Flugzeugunfall) bei Rouen 18. 12. 1919; unternahm am 14./15. 6. 1919 mit einer Vickers Vimy (zwei Rolls Royce Motoren von 360 PS) zusammen mit dem Navigator Arthur W.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Alcock Island — (coord|64|14|S|61|8|W|) is an island lying west of Charles Point in Hughes Bay, off the west coast of Graham Land. The name Penguin Island was used for the feature by whalers operating in the area in 1922. Since this name has not been used on… …   Wikipedia

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  • Brown — I. /braʊn/ (say brown) noun 1. Sir Arthur Whitten, 1886–1948, English aviator. See Alcock. 2. Bill (William A Brown), 1912–2008, Australian Test cricketer; noted as a batsman. 3. Bob (Robert James Brown), born 1944, Australian conservationist,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Alcock — (1892–1919) an English pilot. In 1919 he and Arthur Brown were the first people to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, from Newfoundland in Canada to the west coast of Ireland. Alcock was made a knight in 1919. * * * …   Universalium


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