Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

88 Years Ago

Charles Lindbergh opened the throttle of The Spirit of St. Louis and took off from Roosevelt Field in New York. A little over 33 hours later, he landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris.

The Spirit is in the Smithsonian. Le Bourget Airport is still in operation. Roosevelt Field was plowed up sixty years ago by greedhead developers, who eventually built a shopping mall. There were still a number of airplanes from the First World War time period at Roosevelt Field when it was closed. They formed the nucleus of the collection now at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome.

1 comment:

Deadstick said...

Le Bourget has a great museum, the Musee de l'Air...sadly, on our visits there it failed to make the cut as SWMBO and I negotiated our bucket-list items. I could see a Proton booster sticking up as we passed on the road to de Gaulle.