Mission Statement

The goal of the SOS2 project is to recreate Charles Lindbergh's 1927 solo flight from New York to Paris across the Atlantic Ocean.

This flight will be completed in a replica of the original Spirit of St. Louis aircraft.

The SOS2 flight will allow all of us to live the challenge, danger and triumph of aviation history’s greatest feat that took place over 90 years ago.


Original Aircraft

The Spirit of St. Louis is the custom-built, single engine, single-seat monoplane. It was flown solo by Charles Lindbergh on May 20–21, 1927 on the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris - for which Lindbergh won the $25,000 Orteig Prize.

Lindbergh took off in the Spirit from Roosevelt Airfield, Garden City (Long Island), NY and landed 33 hours 30 minutes later at Aéroport Le Bourget in Paris, France, a distance of approximately 3,600 miles (5,800 km).

Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis is one of the best known aircraft in the world. Due to its transatlantic flight, the Spirit brought fame to Ryan Airlines, the original Ryan company. It is currently preserved at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.


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