It's the greatest shot of adrenaline to be doing what you have wanted to do so badly. You almost feel like you could fly without a plane.
–Charles A. Lindbergh
Wearing a flying suit and leather helmet, Charles Lindbergh prepared for the most important flight of his life. At 7.52 a.m. on May 20, 1927, ”Lindbergh buckled his safety belt, stuffed each ear with a wad of cotton, strapped on his wool-lined helmet, and pulled his goggles down over his eyes,” wrote A. Scott Berg in his biography entitled ”Lindbergh.”