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21/05/1927 Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris

Lindbergh was the first man who flew over Atlantic. Doing so, he won the Orteig Prize, first offered in 1919. He used custom-built, single engine, high wing monoplane called Spirit of St. Louis. His flight took 33 hours and thirty minutes. Lindbergh navigated only by dead reckoning because he was not proficient at celestial navigation.


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