Albert Lambert had two passions in life: flying and his hometown of Saint Louis. After his first ride in a hot air balloon, Albert became a huge supporter of all things related to aviation. He learned to pilot a hot air balloon and fly an airplane. He was a friend of the Wright brothers and other early aviators, and organized exhibitions of the latest airplane technology. He helped St. Louis build airfields and promoted the city as a center for aviation. He even helped Charles Lindbergh raise money to build his airplane,The Spirit of Saint Louis, whose name honored Saint Louis as a center in the new aviation industry. The airport Albert Lambert started is still named in his honor, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
|Publisher:||Truman State University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||9 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Christopher Lynch has a BA in history from Lawrence University and is a licensed pilot. Christopher's family ran Monarch Air Service, a fixed base operator that serviced aircraft at Chicago's Midway Airport for six decades. He is the author ofChicago's Midway Airport: The First Seventy-Five Years(2002) andWhen Hollywood Landed at Chicago's Midway Airport(2012), and is co-author, with Neal Samors, ofNow Arriving: Traveling to and from Chicago by Air, 90 Years of Flight (2015).