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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.