Mia­mi-Ha­va­na: First In­ter­na­tio­nal Sky Train on Earth

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It was nearly 2 p.m. on May 14, 1935, when hundreds of peo­ple in Ha­va­na we­re loo­king at the ho­ri­zon, with their eyes fo­cu­sed on the north of the city. What we­re they ex­pec­ting to wit­ness that day, 83 years ago? The Sky Train was an aircraft that would tow two air­pla­nes, which we­re not carrying engines. Qui­te si­mi­lar to the rail­way: the lo­co­mo­ti­ve and two coaches, but it was up in the sky with air­pla­nes. The flight co­ve­red 240 mi­les, 90 of them abo­ve the sea (Florida Straight), so it was the first in­ter­na­tio­nal sky train of the world. The flight took over two hours. The air­crafts sho­wed a sign that read “First In­ter­na­tio­nal Sky Train Cu­ba-USA”.

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