As a 25-year-old U.S. Air Mail pilot, Lindbergh emerged suddenly from virtual obscurity to instantaneous world fame as the result of his Orteig Prize-winning solo non-stop flight on May 20--21, 1927, made from Roosevelt Field[N 1] in Garden City on New York's Long Island to Le Bourget Field in Paris, France, a distance of nearly 3,600 statute miles (5,800 km), in the single-seat, single-engine purpose-built Ryan monoplane Spirit of St. Louis. As a result of this flight Lindbergh was the first person in history to be in New York one day and Paris the next. Lindbergh, a U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve officer, was also awarded the nation's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his historic exploit. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, Lindbergh used his fame to promote the development of both commercial aviation and Air Mail services in the United States and the Americas. In March 1932, his infant son, Charles, Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in what was soon dubbed the "Crime of the Century". It was described by journalist H.L. Mencken, as "... the biggest story since the resurrection." The kidnapping eventually led to the Lindbergh family being "driven into voluntary exile" in Europe to which they sailed in secrecy from New York under assumed names in late December 1935 to "seek a safe, secluded residence away from the tremendous public hysteria" in America. The Lindberghs returned to the United States in April 1939. Before the United States formally entered World War II, Lindbergh had been an outspoken advocate of keeping the U.S. out of the world conflict, as had his father, Congressman Charles August Lindbergh, during World War I. Although Lindbergh was a leader in the anti-war America First movement, he nevertheless strongly supported the war effort after Pearl Harbor and flew many combat missions in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a civilian consultant even though President Franklin D. Roosevelt had refused to reinstate his Army Air Corps colonel's commission that he had resigned in April 1941. In his later years, Lindbergh became a prolific prize-winning author, international explorer, inventor, and environmentalist. (from Wikipedia)
American Eagle flight 3688 CRJ-700 took off from Chicago O'hare and landed at Houston IAH Date: 2016/10/08 Flight: AA3688 Operated by Envoy Aircraft: CRJ-700 Registration: N540EG (Delivered: 2011-12-01) Seat:16D Took off RWY: 22L Landed RWY: 26L Departure Gate: G16 Arrival Gate: A30
http://www.TravelsWithSheila.com Oops. I see I put an extra number (0) in the title. Sorry about that - chalk it up to jet lag! It's been 8 years since our last trip to Italy and three weeks in the Puglia/Apulia region of Italy sounded incredible. A good flight on United Airlines from Chicago to Rome and I binge watched my way across the Atlantic. How can any airline that serves a Hot Fudge Sundae be bad? Benvenuto to Italy!
September 2015 sees United Airlines introduce a new custom-designed seat for the first class cabins on its narrow-body fleet. The seat, designed with PriestmanGoode, will launch on the airline's Airbus A319s and A320s, with many of its Boeing 737s and 757s to follow during 2016
Im Mai 1996 sind Schnellzuglok 01 1531-1, Güterzuglok 44 0093-3 und Dampflok 41 1185-2 mit Volldampf unterwegs im Ostthüringer Land. Im Video zu sehen sind die Dampfzüge u.a. bei der Ausfahrt mit Güterzug in Weida, auf der Strecke von Saalfeld nach Gera und bei der Ausfahrt in Saalfeld.