Published On: Thu, Aug 21st, 2014

A little history: Charles Lindbergh also visited Curaçao

LindberghWILLEMSTAD – It’s always interesting to read a little bit of history of Curaçao. On this picture you see the moment when the American aviator, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Curaçao on September 28, 1929. Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) rose to fame by piloting his monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, on the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. He was the first pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

The two engine aircraft, the Sikorsky sea plane landed at the east part of the Schottegat right next to the Scadta Island. The Curacao family business S.E.L. Maduro & Sons had just acquired the Pan American Airways agency and wanted to promote it with this flight.

A special thanks to David Dijkhuizen for this information.

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