1923 Fokker T-2 in Pioneers of Flight

1923 Fokker T-2 in Pioneers of Flight

In 1923 the Fokker T-2 became the first airplane to fly nonstop across the United States. Two pilots took turns flying the airplane. One sat in the open-air cockpit just behind the engine. The other sat behind a large fuel tank in the cabin below the wing. An auxillary set of flight controls in the cabin was used to fly the airplane while the pilots switched positions.