Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Lindbergh lands in Paris 21 May 1927

The Spirit of St. Louis (Registration: N-X-211) is a custom-built single engine, single seat monoplane flown by Charles Lindbergh on the first non-stop solo transatlantic flight from New York to Paris on 20 May and 21 May 1927, for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize. Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Airfield, Garden City (Long Island), New York and landed at the Le Bourget Aerodrome in Paris, France in a flight lasting 33 hours, 30 minutes and 29.8 seconds.