transatlantic-flight

Study Abroad Hacks

Hi friends! So I’ve posted about my travel/study abroad blog before, and I’m posting again because I have just written a new post about saving money on international flights (in the study abroad hacks tab which I’m linking to). 

http://threesemesters.weebly.com/study-abroad-hacks

It would mean a lot to me if you checked it out! I think it will be really useful if you are going abroad or even booking a flight to travel anywhere for the summer. 

Feel free to explore the rest of my blog! Hope it helps :) 

anonymous asked:

Honestly, Harry posted an IG in color before going on a froyo date and then hopping on a transatlantic flight with Jeff, how's that for "something happening" larries...Harry is the best troll there is, just out there living his life with the people he loves and letting the cray crazy just roll off

LMAO i love harry so much posting the la zip code before he left la… i juST

The Lufthansa Focke-Wulfe 200 Condor named Bradenburg at Floyd Bennet Field in Brooklyn, New York City. August 11, 1938.

It had just completed a non-stop flight from Berlin to New York City and took 24 hours and 57 minutes due to a head wind. The return flight took 19 hours and 47 minutes.

Why is Norwegian Air charming transatlantic flyers?

American-based airlines may be determined to stop it, but Norwegian Air is emerging as a serious transatlantic flight provider.
NEARLY 50 years ago Tom Wolfe chronicled The Mid-Atlantic Man in an article subsequently published in his 1960s anthology The Pump House Gang.

The Mid-Atlantic Man was a posh Brit business type so in love with the USA that he was “an Englishman who has reversed the usual…

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In the event of a water landing
You can use my body
as a flotation device 

Transatlantic Flight” - Electric Six

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These things happen.

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On March 21, 1928, Charles A. Lindbergh was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Coolidge in recognition of his transatlantic flight the previous year–in point of fact, the first transatlantic flight by anyone ever.  Gosh, but there’s a lot to be said about Lucky Lindy, and not all of it to the good.  I suppose that’s true of anybody anywhere.  An Army Air Corps pilot, but also a eugenicist and probably rather more sympathetic to the Nazis than one would hope.  An intensely private family man, he lost his infant son in a heartwrenching international media frenzy (“Crime of the Century” ring a bell??).  A devoted husband to a truly classy lady (and highly derisive and critical of the “barnstorming” some of his fellow pilots enjoyed), he also fathered at least seven children from three extramarital relationships in his later years.  Le sigh.  [Speaking of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, I encourage everyone to take a gander at Gift from the Sea if you’ve made it this far without doing so already.]  And I couldn’t very well neglect to mention Charles Lindbergh’s contributions to the postal service–an early airmail pilot and keen advocate of the Post Office Department, he used some of that tricksy fame to promote outreach and awareness of the US Air Mail Service (leading directly to an especial subgenre of collecting memorabilia designated Lindberghiana).  So yes. A complex character.

Stamp details:
Stamp on top:
Issued on: June 18, 1927
From: St. Louis, MO; Detroit, MI; Little Falls, MN; Washington, DC
SC #C10

Middle stamp:
Issued on: May 20, 1977
From: Garden City, NJ
Designed by: Robert E. Cunningham
SC #1710

Bottom left:
Issued on: May 28, 1998
From: Chicago, IL
Designed by: Carl Herrman
Illustrated by: Davis Meltzer
SC #3184m

Bottom right:
Issued on: June 7, 1983
From: Washington, DC
Designed by: Dennis J. Holm
SC #2045

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, the wife of the famed aviator, Charles Lindbergh, was an aviation icon in her own right. The first woman in the United States to be granted a glider pilot’s license, Anne Morrow Lindbergh served as navigator and copilot during the couple’s celebrated 1930 transatlantic flight. She also went on to become a critically-acclaimed poet and writer.
—  The Boundaries of Her Body: The Troubling History of Women’s Rights in America by Debran Rowland, Esq.

A cool description of one of the first transatlantic airship flights, here in Transatlantic Airships: An Illustrated History, by John Christopher:

The senior office on the transatlantic flight was Air Commodore E.M. Maitland; a quixotic figure with an unsurpassed enthusiasm for airships and a personal fascination with the parachute. He was the first person to parachute from an airship at a time when the parachute’s value as a life-saver was much underrated generally. The captain of the airship was Major George Herbert Scott. Known to everyone as ‘Scotty’, he was the most skillful British airship pilot. In total the R34’s crew numbered thirty men plus two carrier pigeons (it had been customary practice to carry these during the war, but what purpose they could serve over the Atlantic was unclear) plus a lucky black cloth cat provided by the girls at Beardmore as a mascot.