Alcock and Brown 100 Festival: 12 June 2019 – 16 June 2019
The Alcock and Brown 100 Festival commemorates the centenary of the first non-stop transatlantic flight.
British aviators John Alcock and Arthur Brown made the first non-stop transatlantic flight in June 1919. They flew a modified First World War Vickers Vimy bomber from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Co. Galway.
The two aviators were awarded the honour of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) a week later by King George V at Windsor Castle.
The celebrations taking place in Clifden will include a range of events including – talks, guided tours, traditional boat regatta, street party, music, special guests, field trips, documentaries, and much more.
For more information see www.alcockandbrown100.com