All Aboard The Lindbergh Line

All Aboard The Lindbergh Line

by Don Lankiewicz

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Overview

All Aboard The Lindbergh Line has its fair share of ups and downs--or more accurately take offs and landings. It's the story of a young girl's travels aboard Transcontinental Air Transport (TAT, for short). TAT was the first commercial airline to carry passengers across the United States in 48 hours--by plane and train.

TAT began its innovative cross-country transportation service in 1929 under the direction of Charles Lindbergh, who two years earlier made an historic flight from New York to Paris. TAT carried passengers between New York and California in airplanes by day and in trains by night. Doing so, it provided a unique solution to a transportation problem at a time when airlines did not carry passengers at night because airplanes lacked the essential navigational equipment needed for safe night flight.

TAT's air-and-rail service operated only sixteen months, a victim of the economic depression of 1929 as well as technological advances in aviation that eventually made night flight possible. While most people may never have heard of TAT, those who were lucky enough to travel aboard TAT never forgot the experience.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156810949
Publisher: EDpub International
Publication date: 09/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 138
File size: 175 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

History has always been important to Don Lankiewicz. As far back as he can remember, he wanted to hear stories about the past. History was his favorite subject in high school, and he later earned a graduate degree. His first published article was in Cobblestone, a history magazine for young readers. Since then he has published books and many articles on all kinds of different history topics, such as aviation, baseball, and the Civil War. For Don, the old Latin expression holds true--historia magistra vitae est, "history is life's teacher." Follow him on Twitter @DonLankiewicz

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