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Any Celebrations For 80th Anniversary of Lindbergh's Flight?  
User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2764 times:

On 21st May 2007 it will be 80 years since the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris and accomplished by probably the most famous aviator of all time. ...Charles Lindberg departed Roosevelt Field on Long Island and flew his Ryan monoplane "Spirit of St. Louis" alone and without an autopilot for 33hrs. 30mins. to reach his planned destination of Le Bourget, Paris. Amongst the many difficulties he overcame, not the least was having no forward facing windows in his aircraft. ...He used a periscope to see forwards!!!

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Well anyway I wondered if anyone heard of any celebrations for the 80th anniversary??? ... Last summer I heard Diamond Aircraft were going to try an recreate the flight with a diesel powered Diamond Star DA40, but I haven't heard anymore on that since???

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User currently offlineHighflier92660 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2739 times:

He was Charles A. Lindbergh. Lindberg owns the Jewish deli with great pastrami sandwiches.

User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Yes I'll give you that, ...I suppose I should have checked it first.

User currently offlineChase From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

I have not heard of any celebrations for the upcoming anniversary, but I agree there should be one, either in New York, Paris, Washington DC (the aircraft is now at the Smithsonian, right?), or St. Louis.

Not to hijack your thread, but I have another Lindbergh question that I've been wondering about. In downtown St. Louis, there was a tall building with a "pixellated" picture of Lindbergh on it. This building was demolished around 1990. Anybody know any more about it, such as the name of the building or where I might find a picture of it?


User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3170 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

Quoting Highflier92660 (Reply 1):
He was Charles A. Lindbergh. Lindberg owns the Jewish deli with great pastrami sandwiches.

And with what we know about Lindbergh's views on Judaism, the aviator certainly did NOT own a Jewish deli!



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User currently offlineContrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2530 times:

Having flown "across the pond" a few times - as a passenger - I never cease to be amazed at this feat. Flying a single-engine prop with only the most basic instruments and when a mistake would mean certain death, is more than amazing.

I hope the anniversary of this event will be commemorated here, as only A-netters can do.



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User currently offlineFerrypilot From New Zealand, joined Sep 2006, 897 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 4):
And with what we know about Lindbergh's views on Judaism, the aviator certainly did NOT own a Jewish deli!

That made me laugh at first when I read it, ...but maybe that was not your intention? ...In fact I really only have Knowledge of Lindbergh's exploits in the air and which I am inclined to admire. Although I am aware that he had visited Germany prior to WWII.


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