Transatlantic Crossing: Alcock & Brown
- Date June 14, 2019
- Time 7:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
- Suitable for Adults
A Classic Talk - please reserve your place and pay on the night
The story of the first direct trans Atlantic flight by Alcock and Brown on Saturday 14th June- Sunday 15th June 1919.
Learn about two magnificent pioneering men who overcame all obstacles to become the first to fly the Atlantic nonstop in 1919. Learn how Brown hacked ice from a vital fuel gauge and hear about Alcock’s recovery from a loss of control while disorientated in cloud. These heroes were welcomed back in London by crowds lining the streets. Their achievement was celebrated just as enthusiastically as the first men on the moon 50 years later.
We will be celebrating this remarkable achievement of 100 years ago in 2019
Former pilot Cyril Mannion will tell us about their incredible achievement.
Doors 6pm for hot food and Members' Bar (open to all)
Event starts at 7.30pm in the Napier Room
Please enter via the Brooklands Road Gate (marked JTI) and park outside of The Paddock.
Non members £7
Payment on the night.
To reserve your seat please email [email protected] or phone 07880 670359