Lindbergh (1902-1974) was one of the greatest adventurers in the air that the world has ever known. On May 20, 1927, in a Ryan monoplane named the Spirit of St Louis, he took off from Roosevelt Field on Long Island, N.Y., and traveled 3,610 miles to Paris, France, completing the first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight in history. It took him 33 hours and 30 minutes.
His wife, Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001), became the first American woman to be certified as a glider pilot in 1927.
A Ryan B-1 Brougham, like the one flown by Charles Lindbergh is on display at the Yanks Air Museum and one of Lindbergh’s favorite aircraft, the Brunner-Winkle Bird he recommended for his wife.