Miami-Havana: First International Sky Train on Earth
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”.