Charles Lindbergh flew from New York City to Le Bourget Field in Paris, covering a distance of 3,610 miles (5,810 kilometers) in just 34 hours. He touched down in Paris on this day in 1927.
Who was Charles Lindbergh?
Charles Lindbergh was an American aviator and military officer who is best known for completing the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927.
Why was Lindbergh's flight significant?
Lindbergh's flight was significant because it was the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean, a feat that had been considered impossible by many. It also demonstrated the potential of aviation as a mode of transportation and helped to popularize commercial air travel.