Aviation legend Charles Lindbergh and his famous plane the Spirit of St Louis.
Charles Lindbergh survolant Paris avec son avion The Spirit of St Louis, 1927
Learn 10 surprising facts about the heroic and controversial life of the aviator known as “The Lone Eagle.”
Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) was an American pilot and the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight in 1927 made him one of America's early celebrity heroes. He received a New York ticker-tape parade, and newspapers breathlessly covered his every move. I chose this photo because it shows his success as a pilot.
Born on February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in his plane Spirit of St. Louis.
In 1927, a group of St. Louis businessmen gave financial backing to the first solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. The pilot was Charles Lindbergh and the plane was named “The Spirit of St. Louis.” www.stlarchs.org
August 26 – d. Charles Lindbergh, American aviator (Spirit of St. Louis) (b. 1902)