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The flight of Charles A Lindbergh was actually three phases The preflight that was step of obtaining the plane the arrangements of sponsors and making a list of land marks Probably the most important phase out of all was the actual flight from New York to Paris France The final phase would consist of a man turning into a hero when he finally reaches Paris The preflight arrangements for Charles A Lindberghs flight began in early 1927 Charles A Lindbergh presented his proposal to Knight Bixby and other St Louis businesspersons whom were impressed with Lindberghs confidence and agreed to sponsor his flight Lindbergh had setup a 15000 budget and 2000 of which was Lindberghs A name the Spirit of St Louis was established Lindbergh was to choose the plane and decide on all other aspects of the proposed flight According to Lindbergh a single-engine plane rather than a multiengine plane increased the chance of success His theory was the less weight the more fuel the greater range The experts would say that a solo flight across the Atlantic was simply suicide The burden on the pilot was considered too greathe would have to stay awake for over thirty hours enduring constant stresses Immediately Lindbergh began searching for the right plane at the right price He contacted a number of aircraft companies Some did not respond and some turned him down Things were not looking good for Lindbergh In early February 1927 the Ryan Airlines Corporation of San Diego California had responded within twenty-four hours of receiving Lindberghs telegram regarding a plane for his proposed transatlantic flight Yes they could produce a plane that could fly nonstop from New York to Paris It would cost 6000 not including the engine and would take three months to build The Ryan workers worked on the Spirit of St Louis morning noon and night seven days a week Voluntary overtime became a normal operating procedure and work
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