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Charles Lindbergh

(1902-1974)

  • Born in Michigan
  • Took his first airplane ride in 1922
  • After a few days of pilot lessons, the trainer he flew was sold to men in Bird City
  • Followed the plane and gained flying experience as a barnstormer in the Midwest
  • Gained fame with first non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927

Photo courtesy Library of Congress

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