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On This Day: 1927

Aviation events for 1927

January 15: In what would later become United Airlines, Boeing Air Transport is established, carrying airmail between San Francisco and Chicago.
January 23: John (Richard) Boyd born in Erie Pennsylvania.
February 7: Georgetown University medical school in Washington, D.C., offers the first aviation medicine course in the United States.
March 14: The Aviation Corp. of America (AVCO), headed by Juan Trippe, forms Pan American Airways to qualify for a contract for airmail deliveries from the post office and establishes the route between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba as the first of several routes it would acquire.
March 27: Young American airmail pilot Charles A. Lindbergh registers his entry in the Raymond Orteig challenge for the first man to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo. The challenge and a $25,000 prize, has been issued in 1920, but no one has so far been successful in making the flight.
April 28: The first airmail service north of the Arctic Circle begins between Fairbanks and Wiseman, Alaska.
May 7: VARIG is founded as the first Brazilian airline.
May 11: Charles Lindbergh lands his new Ryan airplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, in St. Louis after a record non-stop overnight flight from San Diego of 14 hours, 25 minutes.
May 13: Colonial Air Transport offers a sightseeing trip from Teterboro, New Jersey, around New York City for just $8, less than the price of a similar trip in a taxi.
May 20: The first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic is made by Charles A. Lindbergh. In his Ryan monoplane Spirit of St. Louis, he covers 3,600 miles in 33 hours, 29 minutes and wins the Orteig Prize of $25,000.
June 4: The first non-stop flight from New York to Eisleben, Germany is made by Americans Clarence D. Chamberlain and Charles A. Levine in a Bellanca monoplane. They fly 3,905 miles in 42 hours, 15 minutes.
June 7: The Supermarine S.5 racer, constructed to take part in the 1927 Schneider cup race, makes its first flight in Suffolk, England, piloted by Flight Lieutenant O. E. Worsley.
June 28: The first non-stop flight between the United States and Hawaii is made by U.S. Lts. Albert F. Hegenberger and Lester J. Maitland. They fly 2,407 miles (3,874 km) from Oakland to Honolulu in 25 hours, 30 minutes.
June 28: Iberia Airlines is founded.
July 4: The first flight of the Lockheed Vega, an influence in the design of later, larger transport of the 1930’s, takes place.
July 5: Lady Bailey establishes a new light airplane altitude record of 17,283 feet, in a de Havilland D.H. 60 Moth, at the company’s airfield in Edgeware, Middlesex.
September 8: Clyde Cessna founds the Cessna Aircraft Company after leaving the biplane-manufacturing business he had formed with fellow aerospace legends Lloyd Stearman and Walter Beech.
October 15: Captain Dieudonne´ lands in Brazil becoming the 1st person to fly non-stop across the South Atlantic. The 2100-mile flight takes just over 18 hours.

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