This Week in History
First Solo Non-Stop Atlantic Flight
21 May 1927
Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean.
In 1927, Charles A. Lindbergh became the first person to fly solo non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean. He flew a plane named The Spirit of St Louis from New York to Paris. The flight took thirty-three and a half hours and covered a distance of 3,600 miles. A huge crowd of over 100,000 people welcomed Lindbergh on his arrival in France. Soon after completing the flight, he returned to the USA and became a national hero in his home country.
flight (noun): a journey or trip by air; an act of flying
non-stop (adverb): without stopping or pausing
cover (verb): travel (a specified distance)
hero (noun): someone who is admired for their courage or outstanding achievements
Test your understanding:
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A huge crowd of over 100,000 people watched as Lindbergh's plane
Lindbergh became a national hero in