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by John M. White |

Most of us are aware of the incredible flight of Charles Lindbergh from New York to Paris on My 20th 1927. Lindbergh took off in the Spirit of St. Louis from Roosevelt Field, near New York City, at 7:52 A.M. He landed at Le Bourget Field, near Paris, on May 21 at 10:21 P.M. Paris time (5:21 P.M. New York time). Thousands of cheering people had gathered to meet him. He had flown more than 3,600 miles (5,790 kilometers) in 33 1/2 hours. Lindbergh's heroic flight thrilled people throughout the world. He was honored with awards, celebrations, and parades. President Calvin Coolidge gave Lindbergh the Congressional Medal of Honor and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Lindbergh with the Spirit of St. LouisUnfortunately, most of us were not around at that time, and so we did not have the pleasure of experiencing the thrill and excitement of that historic flight. However, here is a link to a web site with a couple of astonishing videos sure to thrill you just as if you were there yourself:


Win Perkins, a real estate appraiser who specializes in airport properties, has posted on his Web site a video he created of Charles Lindbergh’s famous and risky takeoff in the Spirit of St. Louis. According to Perkins, this is unlike any other presentation of the takeoff footage. Perkins said he “painstakingly assembled news footage from five cameras that filmed Lindbergh’s takeoff from Roosevelt Field, Long Island” and “mixed it with enhanced audio from the same newsreel sources.”


After you watch the "Takeoff Video (Part #3)", be sure to 'click' on "Contact" on the Left side on the web page to view all of the Videos "Parts #1 thru #4".code>


My hunch is that after you watch the "Takeoff Video (Part #3)" ... you will want to see the others.


And then, ask yourself: "Would I have had the guts to have done it"?


Be sure and watch both videos!


I am sure you will enjoy these two videos as much as my wife and I did, and perhaps gain a sense of what it was like for Lindbergh. Until next time keep your wings straight and level Hersch! JetAviator7 These phantoms speak with human voices . . . able to vanish or appear at will, to pass in and out through the walls of the fuselage as though no walls were there . . . familiar voices, conversing and advising on my flight, discussing problems of my navigation, reassuring me, giving me messages of importance unattainable in ordinary life. — Charles Lindbergh, first solo across the Atlantic.

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