Today we celebrate an important date in aviation history, in addition to be reminded of the power of American perseverance. On their third transcontinental attempt, pilots John Macready and Oakley Kelly took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York, at 12:30 pm on May 2, 1923, and flew west with Kelly at the controls. John Macready landed T-2 at Rockwell Field near San Diego at 12:26 pm on May 3, 1923, completing the first nonstop transcontinental flight almost 27 hours after taking off. Read more from an amazing resource on our aviation history at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution! https://s.si.edu/3xDzAt7 #ideasthatdefy #unitedstatesaviation #herewego
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