May 20, 1927…Charles Lindbergh’s Flight to Paris

“I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. Free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.” Charles Lindbergh

He looked like Adonis. And he had courage equal to desire. In a plane built by Ryan Air of San Diego, Charles Lindbergh flew from Long Island to Paris on May 20, 1927, and completed the first transatlantic flight in history. Only Ryan Air believed in his design. Charles Lindbergh reportedly picked up his plane at Ryan Air, and then left on the first leg of his flight from Coronado. Perhaps the enchanted island sprinkled fairy dust on his wings.

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