Until 1928, no one had flown from East to West over the Atlantic. In 1927, ten unsuccessful flights were attempted and seven lives were lost. Finally, in April 1928 a 3 man crew succeeded, one of whom was Irish man Captain James C. Fitzmaurice.

Flight of the Bremen tells the historic story of the first east to west crossing, which took off from Baldonnel Aerodrome on Thursday 12th April 1928 at 5:38 am and landed on Greenly Island in Labrador the following day.

Presented by Sue Russell

Produced by Peter Mooney

First broadcast September 1992

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.