Monday, June 7, 2010

Charles Lindbergh the Spirit of St. Louis

By Jordan L.

Who was Charles Lindbergh?
Charles Augustus Lindbergh was an American aviator. He was born on February 4, 1902, and he died of cancer on August 26, 1974.

What did he do?
Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean nonstop in 1927.

When did he accomplish this?
He accomplished the flight on May 21, 1927 at 10:21 p.m.

Where did he fly?
Charles flew from Roosevelt Field, near New York City across the Atlantic Ocean to the city of Paris.

Why did he decide to do the flight?
Charles Lindbergh decided to do this flight because he thought he was capable of doing it if he had the right aircraft.

How did he accomplish the flight?
Charles Lindbergh was part of the St. Louis Flying Club and Harry Knight, who was president of the club, had great respect for Charles. Harry made Charles his personal flight instructor, and in turn Charles came to Harry when seeking people to back him on his flight. Harry put Charles in contact with Harold Bixby, the head of St. Louis Chamber of Commerce. Charles convinced Harold to help him and a budget of $15 000 was agreed upon.


Anonymous said...

the 1920's were Freaking Unbeliveble, Causing Koolio stuff to happen now

Anonymous said...

that's rad bro

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