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The Seattle World Cruiser Project

Celebrating the First World Flight: The Seattle World Cruiser Project



The Seattle II was the last plane out of Boeing's historic Plant 2. - Seattle World Cruiser Project


Seattle World Cruiser Pilot Bob Dempster - Seattle World Cruiser Project


Seattle World Cruiser Pilot, Dr. Diane Dempster - Seattle World Cruiser Project

The Seattle World Cruiser Project

On April 6, 1924, eight men with the U.S. Army Air Service took off from Seattle’s Sand Point Field (now Magnuson Park) to begin the first successful flight around the world. The airmen flew float-equipped, open cockpit biplanes called World Cruisers, each named for an American city—Seattle, Chicago, Boston and New Orleans. 90 years later, two Seattle pilots plan to retrace that journey in a reproduction of one of the original aircraft. In 2014, husband and wife team, Bob and Diane Dempster plan to finish the trip the original Seattle started aboard their custom-built World Cruiser reproduction, the Seattle II. The Dempsters’ flight will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first round-the-world flight and will draw attention to this remarkable achievement in aviation history. 

world cruiser route

Learn more at the Seattle World Cruiser Project at their official website, here: http://seattleworldcruiser.org/