The day of the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic – level 1
It is 1919. One businessman in New York wants to give $25,000 to the first person who can fly nonstop from New York to Paris. It is a very difficult thing. Nobody tries to do it for five years. In 1924, the first people try to do it. They aren’t successful.
Then 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh comes. He is a pilot. He loves flying. He builds a plane. His plane is very light. He wants to fly to Paris.
It is May 20, 1927. Lindbergh starts his flight from New York to Paris. He has many problems on the way. He flies in fog for many hours. He has to fly above a storm. After 24 hours, he is very tired. He starts to sleep for short moments. Then he continues his flight.
After 33 hours, he lands at an airport in Paris. 150,000 people are waiting for him. They are very happy when they see him.
What challenges did Lindbergh have to overcome in order to complete his 33 hour flight from New York to Paris?
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