First in Flight

At 7:52 a.m. on May 20, 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island. When he landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris the next day, he’d completed the world’s first solo non-stop flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh’s reason for making the flight was money—specifically, the $25,000 prize offered by hotelier Raymond Orteig to the first pilot to fly non-stop … Continue reading First in Flight