Friday, May 21, 2004

this day in 1927

Charles Augustus Lindbergh II arrived in Paris after completing the first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight in 33 1/2 hours. He flew from Roosevelt Airfield (Long Island), New York City on May 20-21, 1927 in his one-motor airplane "The Spirit of St. Louis" , custom built by Ryan Airlines of San Diego, California.

An account of this historic flight can be found here.

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