The San Diego airport is known as Lindbergh Field and is located just across the bay from Coronado. The close proximity of the airport gives easy access between Lindbergh Field and Coronado. And also allows you to watch the planes fly over downtown as they float in for landing.
Lindbergh Field is named after the late Charles Lindbergh. He is known for flying the “Spirit of St. Louis” and being the first person to ever fly from New York to Paris. This historical event happened in the year 1927. But before he ever made his transcontinental flight, it all started here in San Diego.
Charles Lindbergh’s aviation career was born in 1927 when he became a U.S. air mail pilot. Years later, he and his family located to San Diego where he oversaw the development and engineering of the Spirit of St Louis.
On 10 May 1927, after the completion of the ‘Spirit’, Lindbergh flew the amazing, single-seat, single-engine aircraft to St. Louis. Can you guess from which spot in San Diego the plane took off? Yup, you guessed it - Coronado’s very own North Island.