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
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.
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.