On Oct. 21, 1927, pioneer aviator Charles Lindbergh stopped at Atlantic Aviation’s Wilmington, Del. facility on his way from Atlantic City to Philadelphia. Now, 82 years later, Atlantic (Booth No. 5115) is focusing on a bit of history at this year’s NBAA Convention by exhibiting an aircraft registry dating back to 1929. The document was signed by Amelia Earhart, Lindbergh and Admiral William “Bull” Halsey.
The next time you’re crossing the Atlantic in the stratosphere with the luxury of a glass panel, precision navigation and reliable jet power (not to mention a galley and a lav), tip your hat to Charles Lindbergh. It was 80 years ago, on May 21, 1927, when the Lone Eagle set down his Ryan monoplane at Le Bourget in Paris after flying solo across the Atlantic for more than 33 hours.