Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo flight ever!
Friday May 7th 1927, 7:52 in the morning Charles Lindbergh was suppose to take the first solo flight over the Atlantic ocean but due to bad weather they had to delay his flight. Finally on May 19th the weather was great and Charles Lindbergh set up to take off for the first solo flight. He left on his plane called the “spirit of St. Louis” from Roosevelt field in long island. The plane bounced down the muddy field, and gradually became airborne. The plane barely cleared the telephone wires at the edge of the field. 500 people that watched the plane set off thought it was a miracle that the plane actually lifted off the ground. Lindbergh flew over Ireland and then England at an altitude of 1500 feet as he headed towards France. It was really hard to see because it was cloudy and dark. He had conquered the Atlantic alone, covering 3,610 miles in 33 1/2 hours. Charles Lindbergh won the Orteig prize for being the first pilot to fly solo over the Atlantic ocean. On May 21st Charles Lindbergh crossed the coast of France and landed on Le Bourget field at 10:22 P.M 100,000 people rushed to plane when he landed. The propeller almost killed people but they were all so excited. That they didn’t even notice. Charles Lindbergh came to a quick stop. People told him he was a hero and they now call him “the lone eagle”. When Lindbergh came back to America President Coolidge welcomed him home and gave him The Distinguished Flying Cross. New York gave Lindbergh the hugest parade ever to be held, over 4 million lined the parade route. Mayor jimmy walker pinned New York’s medal of Valor upon Charles Lindbergh. After everything was settled Charles Lindbergh flew to St. Louis for a rest and to contemplate. Charles Lindbergh made a memory for today and the future.