Charles Lindbergh

Made the first solo transatlantic flight

Biography

Charles Lindbergh grew up to become an amazing pilot. In 1924 he enlisted in the United States Army to become a pilot. In 1925 he graduated the Army Flight School as one of the best in his class. On May 10, 1927 Charles Lindbergh flew from San Diego to New York City in 20 hours and 21 minutes. Days later on May 20, he flew from New York to Paris. He flew more than 3,600 miles in 33 hours and 30 minutes.

Impact

Charles Lindbergh brought fame to both St. Louis and the nation. People around the world were amazed when he flew from New York to Paris. When he landed in France there was an estimated crowd of about 100,000 people.
Charles Lindbergh - Flight Across the Atlantic