The Spirit of St. Louis is shown in this aerial photo as a crowd surrounds the monoplane after American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh completed the first nonstop transatlantic flight at Le Bourget Airfield near Paris, France, Saturday, May 21, 1927. Lindbergh left Roosevelt Field in New York at 7:52 a.m. on May 20 and landed at Le Bourget at 5:24 p.m., Paris time, after a flight of 33 hours 32 minutes. (AP Photo)

Like this story? Get our best of the week sent to your inbox