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Charles Lindbergh and Will Rogers stand with a Ford Tri-Motor at the Grand Canyon Red Butte Airport during the summer of 1928. (Photo/AZ Historical Society)

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In 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first aviator to make a solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Lindbergh’s feat gained him immediate, international fame. Americans and Europeans idolized the shy, slim young man and showered him with honors.

By Wendy Howell February 13, 2018
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