Tuesday, June 09, 2009

We Got Spirit, Yes We Do

From the National Air And Space Museum in Washington, DC, this is the Spirit Of St. Louis, the plane that Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927. Note that he was the first person to make that flight solo, not the first person to make that flight. My grandfather used to tell the story about how he got to sweep the plane out when Lindbergh flew into town on a cross-country tour after his historic flight. I hadn't thought of that story for years until I saw the actual plane hanging there.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pa said Lindburg flipped him a dime for a job well done. in those days a dime was a lot of money.