In which plane did Charles Lindbergh make the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight on this day in 1927?
Spirit of St. Louis
The Spirit of St. Louis (Registration: N-X-211) is the custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane that was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927, on the first solo non-stop transatlantic flight from Long Island, New York, to Paris, France, for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.
Answer: On this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh strapped into his famous airplane, “The Spirit of St. Louis,” and took off on the first solo transatlantic airplane flight. Lindbergh emerged from the virtual obscurity of a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame as the result of his solo nonstop flight made from the Roosevelt Field in Garden City on New York’s Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France. As a result of his landmark 33-hour, 30-minute non-stop flight, Lindbergh was the first person in history to be in New York one day and Paris the next.