The Spirit of St. Louis

Photo: Ad Meskens

The Spirit of St. Louis at a museum in USA

Charles Lindbergh was the first person to cross the Atlantic ocean in a non stop solo-flight. The flight was done from May 20th to may 21st in 1927 from New York to Paris.

The biggest motivation for the flight was a $25.000 prize that wealthy business man Raymond Orteig offered for it in 1919.

The type of the airplane is a Ryan NYP and Lindbergh had only about 10 months of flying experience for the Mail service.

The flight lasted 33.5 hours and altitude ranged from 10 to 10.000 feet during the flight. Read more about The Spirit of St. Louis»

X-1

X-1

X-1

Detail name: Bell X-1

First supersonic flight on 14th of October 1947. United States Air force captain, Chuck Yeager, managed a speed of 1.06 of sound.

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Wright Flyer 1

Wright Flyer 1

Wright Flyer 1

On december 17, 1903, the Wright brothers managed to fly a powered airplane for the first time. Orville piloting, Wilbur running at wingtip. The first flight lasted for 12 seconds covering 37 meters.

It took place in a town called Kitty Hawk in North Carolina after years of experiments.