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First-person account of Charles Lindberg’s life set

Tim Clark will present a first-person account of Charles Lindbergh’s life on Jan. 28 in Saratoga Springs. (Photo submitted)

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The accomplishments of Charles Lindbergh, the American who transfixed the world when he flew from New York to Paris alone in 1927, are the subject of a free talk on Saturday, Jan 28 at 2 p.m. at the New York State Military Museum here.

Tim Clark, a former U.S. Air Force B-52 pilot, will present a first-person account of Lindbergh’s life.

Lindbergh was an unknown Army Reserve pilot and former airmail pilot until May 20, 1927, when he took off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island, in the Spirit of St. Louis.

Thirty-three hours and 3,600 miles later he became the most famous man in the world when he landed at Le Bourget Airport in Paris.

Lindbergh when on to make discoveries in medical science and fight for conservation causes, and fly missions during World War II as a military contractor. He died in Hawaii in 1974.

Clark is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and received his wings as an Air Force pilot in 1973. He reached the rank of captain before leaving the Active Air Force.

Clark spent 30 years in the corporate world before retiring in 2014 to pursue his interests in aviation and fly fishing. He holds a private pilot’s license.

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