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“Lucky Lindy” comes to Texas

Charles Lindbergh flew from New York to Paris, touching down at his destination on May 21, 1927.  He had won the $25,000 Orteig Prize and achieved almost instant notoriety around the world.  Lindbergh been the first to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in his Ryan monoplane he had named the “Spirit of St. Louis” that now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.  It took him 33 1/2 hours to cover the 3,610 miles.  Prior to this flight, Lindbergh had been a mail pilot when he’d heard of the prize and began to plan for the flight.

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Posted by on October 15, 2015 in aviation


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