Aviation legend Charles Lindbergh and his famous plane the Spirit of St Louis.

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

Charles Lindbergh survolant Paris avec son avion The Spirit of St Louis, 1927

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.

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.

Learn 10 surprising facts about the heroic and controversial life of the aviator known as “The Lone Eagle.”

Learn 10 surprising facts about the heroic and controversial life of the aviator known as “The Lone Eagle.”

“ Charles Lindbergh, Long Island, 1927 ”

“ Charles Lindbergh, Long Island, 1927 ”

May 12, 1932: The body of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh’s baby is found, more than two months after he was kidnapped from his family’s Hopewell, New Jersey mansion.

May 12, 1932: The body of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh’s baby is found, more than two months after he was kidnapped from his family’s Hopewell, New Jersey mansion.

Charles Lindbergh  an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, made from Roosevelt Field[N 1] located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France.

Charles Lindbergh an American aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist.Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20–21, 1927, made from Roosevelt Field[N 1] located in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France.

American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Lindbergh (1902- 1974) poses with the 'Spirit of St Louis,' the plane he used to make the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic, May 1927.

American aviator, engineer and Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Lindbergh (1902- 1974) poses with the 'Spirit of St Louis,' the plane he used to make the first non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic, May 1927.

Charles Lindbergh-Charles Lindbergh's cat Patsy occasionally accompanied him on flights (though not on the flight that made him famous).

Charles Lindbergh-Charles Lindbergh's cat Patsy occasionally accompanied him on flights (though not on the flight that made him famous).

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