August 11, 2003

American, Canadian and Irish engineers are successful in their combined efforts to fly the first transatlantic model plane. The plane, named the “Spirit of Butts Farm” after its testing site, landed on August 11, 2003 in Galway, 38 hours after it took off from Canada. The small wood and mylar plane flew a total of 1,888 miles using satellite navigation and an autopilot system.

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