Lindbergh and Earhart completed solo transatlantic flights on this day: The privilege and power of community

On this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight. His single-engine monoplane, The Spirit of St. Louis, lifted off from Roosevelt Field in New York thirty-three-and-a-half hours earlier. To reduce weight, everything that was not essential was removed. He had no radio, gas gauge, night-flying lights, navigation equipment, or parachute. … Continue reading Lindbergh and Earhart completed solo transatlantic flights on this day: The privilege and power of community