FAMOUS FLIGHT BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1927

Lindy and the Spirit of St. Louis, 1927
Captain Charles Lindberghstands beside his ryan monoplane the Spirit of St. Louis, after taking a test flight May 14, 1927 in preparation for his solo attampt form New York to Paris.
From the New York Times Photo Archives
Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis before take off

The Spirit of St. Louis, flown solo by Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt
Airfield
, Garden City, New York on Friday, May 20, 1927 and landed 33 hours, 
and 30 minutes
later at AĆ©roport Le Bourget in Paris, France on May 21, a
distance of approximately 3,600
miles, thus completing the first non-stop
flight
from New York to Paris. 


A short clip of the actual take off of the Spirit of St. Louis

spirit arriving  in paris
Spirit of St. Louis arriving at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

lindgergh newspaper

                the spirit in paris

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Today the Spirit is on display at the National Air and Space Museum

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