Charles Lindbergh was the first person in the world to make a solo transatlantic flight, in his plane Spirit of St. Louis in 1927.
However, eight years earlier, two British aviators flew nonstop from Newfoundland, Canada, to Ireland, for the first Atlantic crossing.
They were Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur Brown.
And on May 21, 1932, five years to the day after Lindbergh’s famous flight, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo, following the same route as the Brits.