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.