Charles Lindbergh, St. Louis, Missouri, 1923 Library of Congress, ID: 2002722130
first transatlantic flight
May 21, 1927
Charles Lindbergh completed the first transatlantic solo nonstop flight. The record setting flight from New York City to Paris in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, took 33 hours and 30 minutes and covered a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles.