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Lindbergh Flight: Anniversary, 1927

May 20th, 2023

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Today marks the anniversary of the first solo transatlantic flight. Captain Charles Augustus Lindbergh, a 25-year-old aviator, departed from rainy, muddy Roosevelt Field, Long Island, NY, alone at 7:52 AM, May 20, 1927, in a Ryan monoplane named Spirit of St. Louis. He landed at Le Bourget airfield, Paris, France, at 10:24 PM, Paris time (5:24 PM, NY time), May 21, winning a $25,000 prize offered by Raymond Orteig for the first nonstop flight between New York City and Paris (3,600 miles). 

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