Monday, February 13, 2012

Charles Lindbergh

One remarkable achievement stands out in making today's rapid, long-distance travel a reality: Charles Lindbergh’s transatlantic journey from New York to Paris. Before Lindbergh’s arrival at Le Bourget on May 21st, 1927, air travel was a dangerous novelty that few believed had practical use in times of peace. Afterwards, aviation became an engine for commerce that tied the world together in ways even its most ardent supporters could have scarcely imagined.

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