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First non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic by Charles Lindbergh

First non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic by Charles Lindbergh

20 May, 1927

Charles Lindbergh took off on the world’s first solo flight across the Atlantic on 20th May 1927. He was on the single-seat, single-engine, purpose-built Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis.

Lindbergh became an instant celebrity when he landed in Paris, France, the next day. A crowd of 150,000 spectators dragged him out of the cockpit and carried him around above their heads for nearly an hour.

The Spirit of St. Louis took off from the Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York at 07:52 and landed at Bourget Field in Paris on 21st May 1927 at 22:22. Charles Lindbergh was 25 years of age.

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