Archive for April 1st, 2011

1st April
2011
written by Richard

The thrilling and fascinating spectacle of a San Diego-built plane, piloted by a famous army and air mail aviator, racing across the Atlantic Ocean . . .  will be witnessed this summer.  A contract for the construction of a monoplane for his proposed New York to Paris non-stop flight was awarded to the Ryan Aircraft Company of this city yesterday by Capt. Charles A. Lindbergh.  –San Diego Union, March 1, 1927.

Read the story of Charles Lindbergh and San Diego. 

Lindbergh prepares to leave San Diego. Photo courtesy of the San Diego Air & Space Museum.