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Charles Lindbergh First Solo Flight Across the Atlantic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member muffy53
N 40° 44.595 W 073° 35.622
18T E 618731 N 4511207
Quick Description: Charles Augustus Lindbergh (1902-1974), an American aviator, made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean on May 20-21, 1927 departing from this spot.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2009 10:39:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM78PT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 6

Long Description:
Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic before him. But Lindbergh was the first person to do it alone nonstop.

Lindbergh's feat gained him immediate, international fame. The press named him "Lucky Lindy" and the "Lone Eagle."

"The life of an aviator seemed to me ideal. It involved skill. It brought adventure. It made use of the latest developments of science. Mechanical engineers were fettered to factories and drafting boards while pilots have the freedom of wind with the expanse of sky. There were times in an aeroplane when it seemed I had escaped mortality to look down on earth like a God."
Charles A. Lindbergh, 1927
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 05/20/1927

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