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“Thrilling to see this”

Charles Lindbergh Monument
Reviewed 29 November 2013

As aviation buffs, our family members were thrilled to see a monument marking the site of Lindbergh's first solo flight, there at Souther Field. The statue shows him wingwalking, which he did in his eary days, to earn money for his Curtis Jenny airplane. As been stated at other places, it's a little challenging to find, but WORTH the effort. Helpful hint: Going South, the road to the Jimmy Carter Regional Airport, where the statue stands, is past the college entrance, on the right. I understand there are also exhibits inside the airport, which we hope to see next time! Definitely worth a brief side trip, if you are in the Andersonville or Plains area!

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Reviewed 26 November 2013

History was made there! Charles Lindbergh bought his first plane, and soloed at Souther Field; the oldest continuously operated air port in the Western Hemisphere.

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Reviewed 22 September 2013

He showed up here to continue a dream he had of becoming an aviator. Looking for a bargain, he knew he would find surplus WW1 aircraft trainers here. I don't know if Lindbeghs dreams that day included flying solo across the Atlantic one day, but, from here at Souther Field, Americus, Georgia he flew off into history as one of the greates aviators in America. To be able to stand on the patch of ground that not only gave Lindbergh a start but also to be where some of the bravest pilots in Americas 1st World War trained gave me chill bumps.

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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Slightly off the beaten path but a short, easy drive to get there. A pleasant find within the Jimmy Carter Regional Airport.

3  Thank Trek-Always
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

It's not a big place nor an ostentatious monument but one that can remind travelers that sometimes inconspicuous beginnings eventually create a lasting impact. This holds true both for Lindberg's First Solo flight commemorated at the air port as well as former president Carter whose modest beginnings in nearby Plains, GA led to far greater impact not only as president but long after.
This attraction would be well included with others of interest. Perhaps if one is coming to the airport for another reason or are driving along 49 North toward Perry or Macon, GA.

1  Thank Gabriele S
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