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The Log of the Spirit of St. Louis—Charles A. Lindbergh, Pilot

Francis Vincent Nichols guarding the Spirit of St. Louis. Location unknown.
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The following log of the Spirit of St. Louis is from the book, "The Spirit of St. Louis", by Charles Lindbergh, 1953.

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Date
Flight Information
Hours
Pictures
April 28, 1927 Dutch Flats, San Diego, California

First test flight Second test flight

0 hrs. 20 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.




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April 29, 1927 Dutch Flats

Three test flights

0 hrs. 30 min.
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May 3, 1927 Dutch Flats

One test flight, carrying Donald A. Hall (Designing Engineer)

One flight, carrying Major Erickson (Photographer)

One flight, for photographs from other plane

0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 15 min.
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May 4, 1927 Dutch Flats, to Rockwell Field, North Island

(Landed, because of fog, at 5:50 am)

Rockwell Field to Dutch Flats

Dutch Flats to Coronado Strand speed course to

Camp Kearney parade grounds (Tests)

Three test flights, starting with 38 gallons of gasoline

One test flight, with 71 gallons

One test flight, with 110 gallons

One test flight, with 150 gallons

One test flight, with 200 gallons

One test flight, with 250 gallons

One test flight, with 300 gallons

0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.
1 hr. 10 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.
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May 5, 1927 Camp Kearney parade grounds to Dutch Flats, Carrying Major Erickson 0 hrs. 15 min.
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May 8, 1927 Dutch Flats to North Island, carrying A. J. Edwards ( Sales Manager)

North Island to Dutch Flats, carrying A. J. Edwards

0 hrs. 05 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
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Total flying time: 4 hrs. 15 min.
Total flights: 23
May 10, 1927 Dutch Flats to North Island, carrying Mr. McNeal (Final Assembly Dept.)

Rockwell Field, North Island, California, to Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri, and circle of St. Louis

(Took off, North Island, 3:55 pm Pacific time. Over Lambert Field at 8:00 am, May 11, Central time. Landed at 8:20 am Central. Serious engine-missing over desert mountains at night. Probably due to lack of carburetor air heater.)

0 hrs. 05 min.
14 hrs. 25 min.
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May 12, 1927 Lambert Field, St. Louis, to Curtiss Field, Long Island, New York

(Took off, Lambert Field, 8:13 am, Central Standard. Landed Curtiss Field, 5:33 pm, Eastern Daylight.)

7 hrs. 20 min.
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May 13, 1927 Curtiss Field

One test flight, carrying Brice Goldsborough (Instrument expert)

0 hrs. 10 min.
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May 14, 1927 Curtiss Field

One test flight

One test flight, carrying Kenneth Boedecker (Whirlwind expert)

One test flight, carrying Edward Mulligan (Whirlwind expert)

0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 20 min.
0 hrs. 15 min.
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May 15, 1927 Curtis Field

One test flight, carrying Brice Goldsborough

One test flight, carrying Kenneth Boedecker)

0 hrs 15 min.
0 hrs 10 min.
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Total flying time: 27 hrs. 25 min.
Total flights: 32
May 20, 1927 Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York, to Le Bourget Aerodrome, Paris, France

(Took off, Roosevelt Field, 7:52 a.m. Eastern Daylight time. Landed, Le Bourget, 10:22 p.m. French time, May 21st.

(Fuselage fabric badly torn by souvenir hunters. Also, fairing strips broken and one grease reservoir torn off engine. Fuselage repaired and recovered at Le Bourget.)

33 hrs. 30 min.
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May 28, 1927 Le Bourget Aerodrome, Paris, to Evere Aerodrome, Brussels, Belgium

(Circled Paris, Senlis, Valenciennes.)

2 hrs. 15 min.
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May 29, 1927 Evere Aerodrome, Brussels, to Croydon Aerodrome, London, Endland

(Flew via Waereghem, Belgium.)

One flight around Croydon Aerodrome

(Took of before end of landing roll, to avoid injuring crowd, which broke through police lines.)

(Stabilizer damaged by pressure of crowd. Repaired at Croydon.)

2 hrs. 35 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.
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May 31, 1927 Croydon Aerodrome, London, to Gosport 0 hrs. 50 min.
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Total flying time: 66 hrs. 40 min.
Total flights: 37.

(At Gosport, the Spirit of St. Louis was dismantled by the Royal Air Force, crated, and placed on board the U.S. cruiser Memphis for its return voyage to the United States. It was reassembled at Bolling Field, Washington, D.C.)

June 16, 1927 Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., to Roosevelt Field, Long Island, New York

Rossevelt Field, Long Island, to Mitchel Field, Long Island

2 hrs. 35 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.
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June 17, 1927 Mitchel Field, Long Island, to Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri

(Flew via Paterson, N.J.; Columbus, Dayton, Ohio; Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Ind.; St. Elmo, Scott Field, Ill.)

9 hrs. 20 min.
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June 18, 1927 Lambert Field One flight, over Forest Park and return 0 hrs. 30 min.
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July 1, 1927 Lambert Field, St. Louis, to Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens, Michigan

(Flew via Ft. Wayne, Inc.; Toledo, Ohio; Detroit, Mich.)

Major Lanphier, Commanding Officer of Selfridge Field, piloted the Spirit of St. Louis on one flight in the vicinity of the field

5 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 10min.
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July 2, 1927 Selfridge Field, Mt. Clemens, to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada 4 hrs. 10 min.
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July 3, 1927 Ottawa

One flight, over funeral of Lieutenant Johnson

(The tail was cut off of Lt. Johnson's pursuit plane in a mid-air collision. He was a member of a twelve-plane escort which had accompanied me from Selfridge Field to Ottawa.)

1 hr. 10 min.
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July 4, 1927 Ottawa to Teterboro Airport, New Jersey (Circled Ottawa for 35 minutes before leaving.) 3 hrs. 50 min.
July 19, 1927 Teterboro Airport to Mitchel Field, Long Island 0 hrs. 30 min.
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July 20, 1927 Mitchel Field, L.L., to Hartford, Connecticut

(Flew via Niantic, Conn.)

1 hr. 35 min.
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July 21, 1927 Hartford to Providence, Rhode Island

(Flew via Springfield, Mass.)

1 hr. 35 min.
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July 22, 1927 Providence to Boston, Massachusetts

(Flew via Bristol, Conn.; Pawtucket, Woonsocket, R.I.; Worcester, Mass.)

1 hr. 35 min.
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July 23, 1927 Boston to Concord, New Hampshire

(Flew via Lynn, Lowell, Mass.; Nashua, N.H.; Portland, Me. Circled vicinity of Portland for two and a half hours, in fog, attempting to find flying field.)

5 hrs. 00 min.
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July 24, 1927 Concord, NH to Portland, Maine

(Circled vicinity of Portland for one and half hours, in fog, hunting for flying field. Finally landed on Orchard Beach.)

2 hrs. 45 min.
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July 25, 1927 Orchard Beach to Portland Airport

(Flew via Portland)

Portland to Concord, NH: (Flew via South Poland, ME; Mt. Hope, White Mountains, Lake Winnipesauke, Manchester, NH.)

0 hrs. 30 min.
2 hrs. 20 min.

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July 26, 1927 Concord to Springfield, Vermont

(Flew via Lebanon, Hanover, N.H.; Rutland, Vt.; Claremont, N.H.)

2 hrs. 10 min.


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James Hartness and Charles Lindbergh. In 1914 Hartness was awarded a pilot's license - in a Wright Biplane. He was one of the first 100 pilots in America. As an aviator he became acquainted with Charles Lindbergh and was instrumental in having Lindbergh land at Springfield's airport (now Hartness Airport) in 1927 after his trans-Atlantic flight. Lindbergh was Hartness' house guest and stayed in the room now bearing his name. Click to Enlarge
July 27, 1927 Springfield to Albany, N.Y.

(Flew via Plymouth, Vt.; Kenne, N.H.; Brattleboro, Bennington, Vt.; Catskill Mountains, N.Y.)

2 hrs. 45 min.
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July 28, 1927 Albany to Schenectady, N.Y.

(Flew via Troy, Glen Falls, Lake George, N.Y)

Schenectady to Syracuse, N.Y.

(Flew via Little Falls, Utica, Rome, N.Y.)

1 hr. 45 min.
2 hrs. 15 min.

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July 29, 1927 Syracuse to Rochester, N.Y.

Rochester to Buffalo, N.Y.

(Few via Batavia, Lockport, Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Niagara Falls, Ont.)

1 hr. 15 min.
2 hrs. 00 min.

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August 1, 1927 Buffalo to Cleveland, Ohio

(Flew via Jamestown, Chattauqua, N.Y.; Erie, Pa.)

2 hrs. 15 min.


The following pictures were provided by William F. Brown, III. They were discovered in his grandmother's house. The writing on the back looks similar to his grandfather (who died in 1932), however, William does not know if family members lived in or visited Cleveland, Ohio. The


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August 3, 1927 Cleveland to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(Flew via Gates Mills, Akron, Massillon, Canton. Alliance, Youngstown, Ohio; Newcastle, Pa.)

2 hrs. 30 min.
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August 4, 1927 Pittsburgh to Wheeling, West Virginia

(Flew via East Liverpool, Steubenville, Ohio)

1 hr. 45 min.
Lindbergh Lands In Moundsville
August 5, 1927 Wheeling to McCook Field, Dayton, Ohio

(Flew via Columbus, Ohio)

McCook Field to Vilbur Wright Field

Wilbur Wright Field to McCook Field

2 hrs. 25 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 15 min.

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The photo is courtesty of the Columbus Historical Society. Likley a picture of the Spirit of St. Louis being serviced at Norton Field.
August 6, 1927 McCook Field, Dayton, to Cincinnati, Ohio

(Flew via Franklin, Middletown, Hamilton, Ohio).

1 hr. 15 min.

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This photo was taken by Susan Moreton Birky father, Harry Moreton, when he was 17 years old. Donated by his daughter, Susan Moreton Birky
August 8, 1927 Cincinnati to Louisville, Kentucky

(Flew via Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Rising Sun, Vevay, Inc.)

Lietenant Philip R. Love piloted the Spirit of St. Louis on one flight in the vicinity of the field

1 hr. 35 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
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August 9, 1927 Louisville to Indianpolis, Indiana

(Flew via Camp Knox, Ky.)

2 hrs. 25 min.
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August 10, 1927 Indianapolis to Ford Airport, Detroit, Michigan

(Flew via Kokomo, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Toledo, Ohio).

4 hrs. 10 min.
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August 11, 1927 Ford Airport

One flight, carrying Henry Ford (This was Henry Ford's first flight in an airplane.)

One flight, carrying Edsel Ford

0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
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August 12, 1927 Ford Airport, Detroit, to Grand Rapids, Mich.

(Flew via Saginaw, Lansing, Ionia, Mich.)

One flight, carrying Mother

2 hrs. 05 min.
0 hrs. 20 min.
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August 13, 1927 Grand Rapids to Chicago, Illinois

(Flew via Kalamazoo, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Mich.)

2 hrs. 15 min.
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August 15, 1927 Chicago to Springfield, Ill.

(Flew via Moosehart, Aurora, Joliet, Peoria, Ill). Springfield to St. Louis, Mo.

2 hrs. 35 min.

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Lindbergh standing next to "his" 1927 LaSalle roadster in St. Louis in August 1927. From newspaper accounts, I understand that he was picked up in "his roadster" by the manager of Lambert Field upon his arrival on August 15, 1927.
Source; Richard Stanley
August 17, 1927 St. Louis to Kansas City, Mo.

(Flew via Chamois, Jefferson City, Mo.)

3 hrs. 45 min.
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August 18, 1927 Kansas City to Wichita, Kansas

(Flew via Osawatomie, St. Scott, Girard, Chanute, Kan.)

3 hrs. 15 min.
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August 19, 1927 Wichita to St. Joseph, Mo.

(Flew via Junction City, Ft. Riley, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.)

St. Joseph to Moline Airport, Tri-Cities

(Flew via Ottumwa, Muscatine, Ia.)

3 hrs. 10 min.
3 hrs. 30 min.
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August 20, 1927 Moline Airport to Milwaukee, Wisconsin

(Flew via Dixon, Rockford, Ill.; Beloit, Wis.)

2 hrs. 35 min.

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The following pictures were provided by Christopher Strauss of his grandfather, E. H. "Buck" Leighton. He believes the pictures were taken in Milwaukee where Buck managed the airport.


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August 22, 1927 Milwaukee to Madison, Wis.

(Flew via Waukesha, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Wis.)

2 hrs. 50 min.
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August 23, 1927 Madison to Minneapolis, Minnesota

(Flew via Portage, La Crosse, Wis.; Winona, Red Wing, Minn.)

4 hrs. 00 min.



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Charles Lindbergh, appearing in Minneapolis with pilot Jimmy Wright, and associates"

August 25, 1927 Minneapolis to Little Falls, Minn.

(Flew via Savage, Shakopee, St. Cloud, Melrose, Sauk Center, Minn.)

2 hrs. 20 min.




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August 26, 1927 Little Falls to Fargo, North Dakota

(Flew via Lake Itasca, Minn.)

2 hrs. 50 min.

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August 27, 1927 Fargo to Sioux Falls, South Dakota

(Flew via Aberdeen, Redfirld, Huron, Mitchell, S.D.)

Sioux Falls to Sioux City, Iowa

4 hrs. 30 min.
1 hr. 15 min.

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August 29, 1927 Sioux City to Des Moines, Iowa

(Flew via Battle Creek, Ia.)

2 hrs. 20 min.
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August 30, 1927 Des Moines to Omaha, Nebraska

(Flew via Ft. Des Moines, Ia.)

2 hrs. 00 min.
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August 31, 1927 Omaha to Denver, Colorado

(Flew via Columbus, Lincoln, Hastings, Kearney, Lexington, McCook, Neb.; Bird City, Kan.; Imperial, Neb.)

7 hrs. 45 min.
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September 1, 1927 Denver to Pierre, S.D.

(Flew via Rocky Mountain National Park, Long's Peak, Creeley, Col.; Scotts Bluff, Neb.)

6 hrs. 35 min.

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Henrietta Paine Picture Story

September 2, 1927 Pierre to Cheyenne, Wyoming

(Flew via Philip, Hermosa, President Coolidge's summer home, Rapid City, Spearfish, Deadwood, S.D.)

5 hrs. 30 min.
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September 3, 1927 Cheyenne to Salt Lake City, Utah

(Flew via Laramie, Parco, Rawlins, Wy.; Craig, Col.; Mt. Pleasant, Ut. Took plane up to 19,800 feet indicated altitude, en route.)

7 hrs. 35 min.
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September 4, 1927 Salt Lake City to Boise, Idaho

(Flew via Bingham, Ogden, Ut.; Oakley, Twin Falls, Id.)

4 hrs. 30 min.
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September 5, 1927 Boise to Butte, Montana 3 hrs. 35 min.
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September 6, 1927 Butte to Helena, Mont.

(Flew via Swan Lake Camp, Highgate, Mt. Cleveland, Glacier National Park, Blackfoot, Sweetgrass, Mon.; Milk River, Alb.; Great Falls, Mon.)

6 hrs. 45 min.

Lindbergh landed in Helena

September 7, 1927 Helena to Butte, Mon.

(Flew via Billings, Mon.; Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful Geyser, Wy.)

6 hrs. 05 min.
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September 12, 1927 Butte to Spokane, Washington

(Flew via Anaconda, Bonner, Missoula, Mon.; Wallace, Id.)

3 hrs. 50 min.

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Picture was taken in Spokane Washington in September, 1927. My Grandfather worked for Standard Oil in the area and filled the palne with fuel. -Ron Beasley

September 13, 1927 Spokane to Seattle, Wash.

(Flew via Walla Walla, Pasco, Yakina, Renton, Wash.)

5 hrs. 15 min.

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Seattle Story >>

September 14, 1927 Seattle to Portland, Oregon

(Flew via Tacoma, Ft. Lewis, Olympia, Aberdeen, Centralia, Chehalis, Home Valley, Wash.)

4 hrs. 45 min.
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September 16, 1927 Portland to San Francisco, Cal.

(Flew via Vancouver, Wash.; Silverton, Chemawa, Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, Crater Lake, Medford, Ore.; Mt. Shasta's Peak, Anderson, Red Bluff, Cal.)

One flight, around Mills Field

7 hrs. 05 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.
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September 17, 1927 San Francisco to Oakland, Cal.

(Flew via Mt. Tamalpais; Golden Gate.)

Oakland to Sacramento, Cal.

(Flew via Livermore, Lathrop, Stockton, Cal.)

1 hr. 25 min.
1 hr. 35 min.

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September 19, 1927 Sacramento to Reno, Nevada

(Flew via Livermore, Cal.)

3 hrs. 35 min.
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September 20, 1927 Reno to Los Angeles, Cal.

(Flew via Carson City, Nev.; Yosemite Park, Death Valley, Cal.)

7 hrs. 00 min.
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September 21, 1927 Los Angeles to San Diego, Cal.

(Flew via Pomona, Cal.)

2 hrs. 25 min.
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September 23, 1927 One flight, carrying B. Franklin Mahoney

San Diego to Tucson, Arizona

(Flew via El Centro, Cal.; Mexicali, Mexico; Yuma, Ariz.)

0 hrs. 05 min.
5 hrs. 05 min.
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September 24, 1927 Tucson to Lordsburg, New Mexico

(Flew via Silver City, Ft. Bayard, N.M.)

Lordsburg to El Paso, Texas

(Flew via Chihuahua, Mexico.)

3 hrs. 10 min.
2 hrs. 25 min.
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September 25, 1927 El Paso to Santa Fe, New Mexico

(Flew via Las Cruces, Albuquerque, N.M.)

4 hrs. 05 min.
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September 26, 1927 Santa Fe to Abilene, Tex.

(Flew via Crosbyton, Roaring Springs, Stamford, Tex.)

Abilene to Ft. Worth, Tex.

(Flew via Jacksboro, Bridgeport, Tex.)

5 hrs. 45 min.
2 hrs. 50 min.
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September 27, 1927 Fort Worth to Dallas, Tex.

(Flew via Alvarado, Hillsboro, Waxahachie, Tex.)

2 hrs. 00 min.
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September 28, 1927 Dallas to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

(Flew via Denton, Tex.; Ardmore, Sulphur, Pauls Valley, Okla.)

3 hrs. 00 min.
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September 30, 1927 One flight, carrying Donald E. Keyhoe

Oklahoma City to Tulsa, Okla.

(Flew via Stillwater, Pawhuska, Okla.)

0 hrs. 05 min.
2 hrs. 35 min.
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October 1, 1927 Tulsa to Muskogee, Okla.

Muskogee to Little Rock, Arkansas

(Flew via Ft. Smith, Van Buren, Booneville, Ark.)

1 hr. 00 min.
2 hrs. 40 min.
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October 3, 1927 Little Rock to Memphis, Tennessee

(Flew via Pine Bluff, Helena, Ark.)

3 hrs. 00 min.
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October 4, 1927 One flight, carrying Earl C. Thompson 0 hrs. 25 min.
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October 5, 1927 Memphis to Chattanooga, Tenn.

(Flew via Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, Tuscumbia, Ala.)

Chattanooga to Birmingham, Alabamam

4 hrs. 40 min.
2 hrs. 30 min.
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October 7, 1927 Birmingham to Jackson, Mississippi

(Flew via Columbus, Starkville, Maben, Mathiston, Miss.)

3 hrs. 35 min.
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October 8, 1927 Jackson to New Orleans, Louisana

(Flew via Columbia, Miss.; Franklinton, La.)

2 hrs. 55 min.
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October 10, 1927 Two flights, searching for Navy pilot, near New Orleans flying field

New Orleans to Jacksonville, Florida

(Flew via Pensacola, Tallahassee, Fla.)

0 hrs. 40 min.
5 hrs. 30 min.

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Photo by: Paul R. Greenaway. Paul R. Greenaway, was 17 years old at the time and had a parttime job at the local Pensacola Photo Shop.
October 11, 1927 Jacksonville to Atlanta, Georgia

(Flew via McRae, Vidalia, Millen, Ga.)

5 hrs. 45 min.
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October 12, 1927 Atlanta to Spartanburg, South Carolina

(Flew via Athens, Ga.; Greenwood, S.C.)

2 hrs. 40 min.

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October 14, 1927 Spartanburg to Greensboro, North Carolina

(Flew via Gaffney, S.C.; Kings Mountain, Salisbury, Lexington, N.C.)

Greensboro to Winston-Salem, N.C.

2 hrs. 25 min.
0 hrs. 45 min.
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October 15, 1927 Winston-Salem to Richmond, Virginia

(Flew via Danville, South Boston, Va.)

2 hrs. 50 min.
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October 16, 1927 Richmond

One flight, carrying Governor Harry R. Byrd

One flight, carrying Harry F. Guggenheim

One flight, carrying C. C. Maidment (Whirlwind expert)

0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 10 min.
0 hrs. 05 min.
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October 17, 1927 Richmond to Washington, D.C. 1 hr. 15 min.
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October 18, 1927 Washington to Baltimore, Maryland 0 hrs. 55 min.

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October 19, 1927 Baltimore to Atlantic City, N.J. 2 hrs. 00 min.
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October 21, 1927 Atlantic City to Wilmington, Delaware

(Flew via Mays Landing, Salem, N.J.)

1 hr. 50 min.
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October 22, 1927 Wilmington to Philadelphia, Pa.

(Flew via Chester, Media, Pa.)

0 hrs. 55 min.
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October 23, 1927 Philadelphia to Mitchel Field, L.I.

(Flew via Trenton, N.J.; New York City, N.Y.)

1 hr. 50 min.
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October 25, 1927 Mitchel Field, L.I., to Teterboro, N.J., carrying Milburn Kusterer 0 hrs. 40 min.
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December 5, 1927 Teterboro

One test flight

0 hrs. 15 min.
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December 7, 1927 Teterboro to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C. 3 hrs. 15 min.
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Total flying time: 359 hrs. 05 min.
Total flights: 148.
December 13, 1927 Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., to Valbuena Airport, Mexico City, Mexico

(Took off, Bolling Field, 12:25 p.m. Eastern Standard time. Landed, Mexico City, 3:40 p.m. Eastern Standard time, December 14th. Flew via Texas coast of Gulf of Mexico. Lost position flying over fog between Tampico and Valley of Mexico. Climbed after fog cleared, and located approximate position from the direction of watersheds. Located exact position from sign on hotel wall at Toluca. )

27 hrs. 15 min.
Lindbergh in Mexico by Juan Jose
December 21, 1927 Valbuena Airport

One exhibition flight

0 hrs. 25 min.
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December 22, 1927 Valbuena Airport

One flight escorting Ford trimotored plan which brought Mother from Detroit

Three short flights, made to avoid injuring anyone in crowd which overran field.

(Took off before end of first and second landing rolls. Then landed in adjoining field to attract crowd. Took off before first people reached my plane. Returned to Valbuena Airport, and taxied Spirit of St. Louis into hangar.)

1 hr. 00 min.
0 hrs. 15 min.
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December 28, 1927 Valbuena Airport, Mexico City, to Guatamala City, Guatemala 7 hrs. 05 min.
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December 30, 1927 Guatemala City to Polo Field, Belize, British Honduras 3 hrs. 20 min.

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Belize Story >>


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Caption: Self holding umbrella over Col. Lindbergh at Belize. Looks as if it was only for me, but it was primarily for him. He was working in the open and under a hot sun

January 1, 1928 Polo Field, Belize, to San Salvador, Salvador 2 hrs. 50 min.
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January 3, 1928 San Salvador to Tegucigalpa, Honduras 2 hrs. 05 min.
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January 5, 1928 Tegucigalpa to Managua, Nicaragua

(Flew via Leon, Nicaragua.)

2 hrs. 35 min.
January 7, 1928 Managua to San Jose, Costa Rica 3 hrs. 25 min.
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January 9, 1928 San Jose to Panama City, Panama

(Flew via shore of Mosquito Bay.)

4 hrs. 05 min.



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View more Panama pictures from the estate of Lester C. Haas – Shreveport, Louisiana.

January 12, 1928 Panama City to France Field, Colon, Canal Zone 0 hrs. 45 min.
January 22, 1928 France Field

One test flight

(Flew over Gatun Lake; San Lorenzo; Colon.)

1 hr. 15 min.
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January 26, 1928 France Field, Colon, to Cartagena, Colombia

(Flew via coast of Gulf of Darien.)

4 hrs. 30 min.
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January 27, 1928 Cartagena to Madrid Field, Bogota, Columbia

(Circled over Bogota)

6 hrs. 05 min.
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January 29, 1928 Madrid Field, Bogota, To Maracay Field, Caracas, Venezuela

(Detoured storm to Caribbean coast, about 150 miles east of Caracas. Following coast most of way back to Maracay Field.)

10 hrs. 15 min.
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January 31, 1928 Maracay Field, Caracas, to golf grounds, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

(Flew via islands of Less Antilles.)

10 hrs. 15 min.
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February 2, 1928 Golf grounds, St. Thomas, to San Juan, Puerto Rico

(Flew via St. Croix)

2 hrs. 10 min.
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February 4, 1928 San Juan, Puerto Rico to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3 hrs. 30 min.
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February 6, 1928 Santo Domingo to Port au Prince, Haiti

(Flew via Santiago; Christophe's Citadel; Cape Haitien; St. Marc.)

3 hrs. 30 min.

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This picture was found in Charlie Bennett mother’s collection and was taken by his grandmother. His grandfather, Captain Andrew L. W. Gordon, USMC, was stationed in Port au Prince. His family was there also. Reprinted with permission of Charlie Bennett.

February 8, 1928 Port au Prince to Havana, Cuba

(Carried three sacks of mail, including one sack from Santo Domingo.)

9 hrs. 20 min.
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February 13, 1928 Havana to Lambert Field, St. Louis, Mo.

(Both compasses malfunctioned over Florida Strait, at night. The earth-inductor needle wobbled back and forth. The liquid compass card rotated without stopping. Could recognize no stars through heavy haze. Located position, at daybreak, over Bahama Islands, nearly 300 miles off course. Liquid compass card kept rotating until the Spirit of St. Louis reached the Florida coast.)

15 hrs. 35 min.
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February 14, 1928 Lambert Field

One flight, over St. Louis and vicinity

3 hrs. 00 min.
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April 30, 1928 Lambert Field, St. Louis, to Bolling Field, Washington, D.C.

(Tail wind. Distance 725 miles)

4 hrs. 58 min na
Total Flying time: 489 hrs. 28 min.
Total Flights: 174.

* Source: Lindbergh, Charles A. "The Spirit of St. Louis"