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Charles Lindbergh Charles Lindbergh is one of the most famous American aviators of all time. In 1927, he became the first pilot to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic Ocean. The flight was from May 20 to May 21. S. Air Force. I N N O VAT I O N I N TR A N SP O R TATI O N 30 cultures (KUHL-churz) the shared beliefs, actions, and traits of social groups English Channel (ING-lesh CHA-nuhl) narrow part of the Atlantic Ocean between England and France global (GLOHB-uhl) the whole world hydrogen (HY-droh-juhn) a colorless, odorless gas immigrated (IM-uh-grayt-id) came to a country where you were not born navigate (NAV-uh-gate) to steer a course through the air patent (PAT-uhnt) a legal document giving an inventor the sole rights to manufacture and sell his or her invention propeller (pruh-PEL-ur) a blade turned by an engine to pull an airplane through the air terminal (TUR-muh-nuhl) a building at an airport for passengers to use between flights transport (transs-PORT) move from one place to another Ai r p l a n es 31 BOOKS Bingham, Caroline.

She broke the women’s altitude record in 1922, flying up to 14,000 feet (4,300 meters). She was also the first woman to fly successfully over the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. Aside from being a world-class aviator, Earhart was a women’s rights activist. She helped form The NinetyNines, an organization of female pilots. In 1937, while trying to fly around the globe, her aircraft mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. To this day, no one knows what happened to this trailblazing female aviator. Ai r p l a n es Some Famous Aviation Innovator s 29 Charles Lindbergh poses in an open cockpit biplane.

27 shuttle buses, 15 Sikorsky, Igor, 24–25 skills, 5, 11 wheels, 9 Whittle, Frank, 10 wings, 6, 7, 10, 11 World War I, 10, 12 World War II, 12, 25 Wright Flyer aircraft, 9 Wright, Orville, 9, 22–23, 24 Wright, Wilbur, 4, 6–7, 9, 22–23 Yeager, Jeana, 27 Zeppelin, Ferdinand von, 6 About the Author Nancy Robinson Masters is an airplane pilot who lives in Texas. She is also an author who loves to write about new ideas and inventions. She travels all over the world to visit schools and talk with students about innovations.

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