Wrong Way Corrigan Day

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Wrong Way Corrigan Day in USA in 2021
"Wrong Way" Corrigan and Curtiss Robin Challenger. Image by San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive , via Flickr

About Wrong Way Corrigan Day

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Dates of Wrong Way Corrigan Day
2022 USA Sunday, July 17thWrong Way Corrigan Day
2021 USA Saturday, July 17thWrong Way Corrigan Day
2020 USA Friday, July 17thWrong Way Corrigan Day
2019 USA Wednesday, July 17thWrong Way Corrigan Day
Summary
On July 17, 1938, Douglas Corrigan began his "wrong way" transatlantic flight from New York to Dublin instead of California.

Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan’s took off from an airfield in Brooklyn on July 17, 1938, with plans to land in California. Claiming he took a wrong turn, the Irish American pilot landed in Dublin, Ireland the next day instead.

The motto of this day is that 'it is better to ask for forgiveness than permission', as it has long been claimed that Corrigan flew the Atlantic on purpose because he had been denied permission to do so at a time when the Charles Lindbergh flight aboard the Spirit of St.Louis, of 1927, was still considered a modern miracle.

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