The 30,000-mile swing around the Atlantic Ocean by Colonel and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh in the Tingmissartoq in the last half of 1933 resulted in the solution of problems of particular interest to naval aviation. Long overwater flights, a wide range of weather conditions, necessity for accurate navigation, and scarcity of bases are all conditions which have to be met by naval aviators. This flight resulted in practically a 100 per cent performance by both personnel and material and may therefore be used as a guide for future flights. These facts together with the details personally told the writer by Colonel Lindbergh are written down with the hope they may afford an authentic reference for a study of that flight.
The 1933 Lindbergh Flight
By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy (Retired)