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The 30s

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Charles Lindbergh became the first person to cross the North Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris. Charles Lindbergh was an airplane mechanic and a stunt pilot who flew to Paris. The plane he flew in was called the Spirit of St.Louis. This plane had one engine and it was paid for from the citizens of St.Louis that have given funds for Charles Lindbergh to be able to fly this plane. Another trip was when he departed from Roosevelt Field, New York, at 7:52 A.M. on May 20, 1927, and arrived at Le Bourget Field near Paris the day after at 10:21 P.M. Paris time (5:21 P.M. New York time). He flew more than three thousand six hundred miles in thirty- three in a half hours. (World Book Encyclopedia). Lindbergh started flying in his mid twenties. He was born February 4, 1902 Detroit Michigan. Although he was born there, he was raised in Little Falls, Minnesota (World Book Encyclopedia). He was raised on a farm in Minnesota. He also spent time in the city of Washington because his father spent ten years in Congress’’; Charles also went to school there. ‘’Charles also was at the Detroit laboratory that his grandfather owned, an eminent dentist’’ (World Book Encyclopedia).

Charles Lindbergh was an airmail pilot. He flew across Illinois in a war-surplus De Havilland. He was carrying a mail sack that was half full on his way to Chicago. He was able to drive at age eleven, since he could reach the pedals by then. He would do stunts on an old motorcycle to impress his friends. As he grew older he created a self-improvement chart that listed sixty-five admirable traits such as: altruism, ambition, brevity, tact, and unselfishness. Charles scored himself daily. He did not drink, smoke, gamble, and he generally avoided wo...

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...ble for those who did not own aircraft, as a number of commercial airlines began operating during the 1930’s, including Trans World Airlines (1930) and United Airlines (1934). The German air force was a formidable force, while the Japanese Zero was technologically superior to any American fighter aircraft. In response, we built many technologically superior aircraft. Grumman F4F Wildcat, was built in 1940. Navy first all-metal monoplane fighter Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress-first American four-engine heavy bomber, first flew in 1937( Ramold).
Charles Lindbergh liked to go on many solo flights. He entertained many people by the tricks he would pull off in the air. He also made an engine for a plane to make it possible to cross the Atlantic Ocean. He broke a record that has never been broken before. He also flew to Paris, which is also a major accomplishment.
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