Charles Lindbergh

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Trans-Atlantic Flight

     In 1927 Charles Lindberg became the first person to make a non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean. His single engine plane named "The Spirit of St. Louis" left Roosevelt Field on Long Island, New York on May 20, 1927, and arrived at Le Bourget airport, Paris. The map shows the east coast of the United States and the West Coast of Europe, with a line showing Lindbergh's great circle route. The location of Paris is incorrect. It is much nearer the coast.


Flight to Central America

     Following his non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean Lindbergh made a good-will flight over Central America and the West Indies. The stamp from Panama commemorates that flight.

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50th Anniversary

     On January 5, 1928 he flew from Tegucigalpa, Honduras to Managua, Nicaragua. The Nicaraguan stamps commemorate the 50th anniversary of Lindbergh’s Trans Atlantic flight. The red dotted line traces the border between Honduras and Nicaragua.

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