- Name: Charles Lindbergh
- Born: 02/04/1902
- Died: 08/26/1974 (72 years old)
- Occupation: Aviator, author, inventor, explorer, activist
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist. At the age of 25 in 1927, he went from obscurity as a U.S. Air Mail pilot to instantaneous world fame by winning the Orteig Prize for making a nonstop flight from New York City to Paris. Lindbergh covered the ?331?2-hour, 3,600-statute-mile (5,800km) flight alone in a purpose-built, single-engine Ryan monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis. Although not the first non-stop transatlantic flight, this was the first solo transatlantic flight, the first transatlantic flight between two major city hubs, and the longest transatlantic flight by almost 2,000 miles, thus it is widely considered a turning point in the development of aviation.
Birth Name: Charles Augustus Lindbergh
Awards: Medal of Honor, Distinguished Flying Cross, Congressional Gold Medal
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Death Place: Kipahulu, Maui, Hawaii, U.S.
Charles Lindbergh quotes :
Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance.Charles Lindbergh
Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.Charles Lindbergh
How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life?Charles Lindbergh