Lindy Tours the U.S.A. (Part 2)

Yesterday’s ASAD article covered the period starting with Charles Lindbergh’s return to the United States on June 11, 1927, following his non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic from New York to Paris three weeks before. A chronological accounting of first month of the Guggenheim Goodwill Mission, from July 20 through his arrival at Madison, Wisconsin, on August 22, also formed the bulk of that entry. … Continue reading Lindy Tours the U.S.A. (Part 2)

Lindy Tours the U.S.A. (Part 1)

On June 11, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh arrived back in the United States aboard the U.S. Navy cruiser USS Memphis (CL-13) following his historic solo non-stop New York to Paris flight and a quick tour of Paris, Brussels, and London. Perhaps just as significant as the flight itself was the ensuing “goodwill tour” of the United States and Latin America which added to his fame … Continue reading Lindy Tours the U.S.A. (Part 1)

Lindbergh Takes Europe by Storm

At 10:22 PM local time on Saturday, May 21, 1927, Charles Augustus Lindbergh landed his Ryan single-engine monoplane Spirit of St. Louis on the ground at Aérodrome de Le Bourget in Paris, France, completing the first solo, non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He had begun his journey 33 hours, 30 minutes and 29.8 seconds before — lifting his aircraft from the muddy runway of Roosevelt Airfield … Continue reading Lindbergh Takes Europe by Storm

Lucky Lindy Flies the Atlantic!

At 7:52 on the rainy morning of May 20, 1927, a 25-year-old former U.S. Air Mail pilot with the nickname of Slim taxied his single-engine Ryan monoplane, Spirit of St. Louis, down the muddy runway at Roosevelt Airfield near Garden City on Long Island, New York. Taking off in relative obscurity, 33 hours, 30 minutes later Charles Augustus Lindbergh landed at Aéroport Le Bourget in … Continue reading Lucky Lindy Flies the Atlantic!

Charles Augustus Lindbergh

On February 4, 1902, my favorite of all aviation pioneers — Charles Augustus Lindbergh — was born. Nicknamed Lucky Lindy, The Lone Eagle, and Slim, Lindbergh was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist. At age 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by flying across the Atlantic Ocean — from Roosevelt Field, Long … Continue reading Charles Augustus Lindbergh

São Tomé & Príncipe #530 (1979)

The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe (República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe), is a Portuguese-speaking island nation in the Gulf of Guinea, off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa. It consists of two archipelagos around the two main islands: São Tomé is located about 155 miles (250 kilometers) and Príncipe 140 miles (225 km) off the northwestern coast of Gabon. The two … Continue reading São Tomé & Príncipe #530 (1979)