By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (May 20, 2022) – In Issue 2022-091 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we take a flight across the Atlantic with a great pioneer aviator.

A Long Day in the Office

Charles Lindbergh had a long day in the “office” 95 years ago.  He was the first to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from Long Island, New York to Paris, where he landed 33.5 hours later on May 21, 1927.

He flew a single engine plane, named the Spirit of Saint Louis.

Commercial flights quickly followed.  Speaking of quick, 42 years after Lindbergh’s historic flight, the supersonic Concorde was placed into service with travel time from New York’s JFK airport to Paris lasting only 3 hours.

Here is a 1928 wall map by Clegg showing the various routes Charles Lindbergh flew, from his trans-Atlantic flight to various flights across the US and down to South America and the Caribbean.

Map of Lindbergh’s various important flights – 1928 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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